A car allegedly transporting country-made liquor illegally in dry state Gujarat deliberately hit a police PCR van, killing one cop and injuring another during a chase at Kanbha, on the outskirts of state capital Ahmedabad.
According to police, two bootleggers were travelling in the car at the time of the incident late at night. Soon after the incident, they fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind, and a search was on to trace them.
The incident occurred when a police control room (PCR) van was patrolling the area near Kanbha village in Daskroi taluka, said incharge Superintendent of Police, Ahmedabad (rural), Megha Tevar.
“The PCR van overtook the speeding car which was transporting country-made liquor during a chase. As the police vehicle tried to stop the car, it rammed the van. An incharge ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector) and a GRD (Gram Rakshak Dal) jawan who were in the van sustained injuries,” Tevar said.
The injured incharge ASI, identified as Baldev Ninama, and the GRD jawan were rushed to a hospital. “Ninama succumbed to his injuries, while the injured jawan was undergoing treatment,” Tevar added.
Police recovered country-made liquor whose price in the black market is estimated to be Rs 14,000. A case was registered under sections 302 (Punishment for murder), and 307 (Punishment for attempt to murder) of the IPC. Cops are looking for accused.