A policeman sustained serious injuries Saturday after an alleged bootlegger ran a car over his legs in a bid to escape from a check post on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border in Arvalli district, an official said.
Head constable Jitendra Damor sustained serious injuries on both legs after Om Prakash Dangi, a bootlegger from Rajasthan, tried to drive past a barricade set up at Shamlaji, sub inspector M P Chauhan said.
He said that the incident happened when police teams were checking vehicles entering Gujarat from that point in Shamlaji.
"Dangi was asked to halt his car by Damor but he tried to speed away and ran the vehicle over the policeman's legs. Damor has sustained serious injuries on both legs," Chauhan said.
Damor was operated on one leg in a private hospital where he is admitted, the official informed.
Police, however, managed to nab Dangi and liquor worth Rs 1.16 lakh was recovered from his car, Chauhan added.
Dangi has been charged with attempt to murder along with other offences under the Indian Penal Code and the Gujarat Prohibition Act, he said.
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