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Bihar: Police official mowed down by tractor loaded with illegal sand in Jamui, hunt for accused on

The incident took place on Tuesday morning in which a Home Guard personnel was also severely injured. The police have identified the accused, the hunt for whom is underway.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Jamui Updated on: November 14, 2023 13:14 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV Sub Inspector Prabhat Ranjar mowed down by tractor carrying illegal sand in Jamui

Bihar: A speeding tractor carrying illegal sand mowed down a police team near the Ropavel village under Garhi police station area of Jamui district in Bihar, killing a sub-Inspector while also severely injuring a Home Guard personnel, officials said on Tuesday (November 14). The killed sub-Inspector was identified as Prabhat Ranjan.

The injured Home Guard was rushed to a private clinic in Jamui wherre he is undergoing treatment.

Police officials reach the hospital

According to the police, senior police officials including SP Shaurya Suman, DSP, SDPO and top police officers and personnel reached the hospital.

Bihar Police reacts

The Jamui Polce said that the tractor has been seized and the driver has been identified.

"A special team has been constituted to find the accused tractor driver," Jamui Police said.

 

DSP Abhishek Kumar Singh detailed the incident and said that the police team had raided the place where sand mining was being done illegally and when they reached the spot, the truck driver attacked the team, leading to the death of the SI.

"Garhi police station was taking action continuously against illegal sand mining. Action was taken against several sand mafia and illegal tractors. This morning, input was received about sand mining being done. On the basis of that input, SI Prabhat Ranjan left with his team for raid. During this when the illegal sand mining tractor was being impounded, its driver hit the Police vehicle with the tractor several times with the intention of murder. The tractor mowed down Prabhat Ranjan," he said.

"He was being rushed to the hospital but he passed away before he could reach. A Home Guard jawan is critically injured, he is under treatment in Jamui...A special raid team has been constituted to arrest the driver; he has been identified, he is a resident of Nawada district. He will be nabbed soon...All those who were involved in the incident will be nabbed soon. The tractor has been impounded..." Singh added.

Further investigation into the matter is underway.

(With inputs from Anjum Alam)

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