Two cops injured after run over by liquor smugglers in UP
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) A sub-inspector and a constable were seriously injured when alleged liquor smugglers tried to crush them under their vehicle.
The incident took place near Niwada village in Baghpat on Monday.
The injured policemen were rushed to a district hospital and are said to be out of danger.
According to reports, the Baghpat police had received a tip-off about liquor being smuggled in the border area. While inspecting vehicles at Niwada check post, the police asked a particular vehicle to stop.
However, the vehicle broke the barricades and sped away. The check post in charge sub-inspector Balram Singh along with constable Rohit Kumar then chased the car and eventually blocked its path with their motorcycle a few kilometres away.
The car driver ran over the bike, throwing the two cops off the road, leaving them injured.
Baghpat ASP Ajay Kumar said, “We have formed teams to locate the vehicle. The two police personnel have been admitted to a district hospital.”
Being close to the Haryana border, smuggling of illicit liquor from across the border is rampant in the area.
The crackdown was ordered after the recent illicit liquor tragedy in Punjab. The police have been conducting dozens of raids across villages in the region.