On-duty PSI mowed down by liquor mafia

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Nov 2018 09:11:34


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The family members threaten not to perform last rites till the Guardian Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar meets the family

A Police Sub-Inspector (PSI), attached to Nagbhid Police Station of Chandrapur district, was crushed to death by a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle of liquor smugglers on Moushi-Dhorapa canal road near Bramhapuri on Tuesday morning.
According to Police, PSI Chhatrapati Kisan Chide (40) along with four other police personnel were conducting routine vehicle checking to initiate action against those smuggling liquor into dry district of Chandrapur at around 8 am.

After spotting the Scorpio vehicle, PSI Chide and others stopped it. While Chide and his team were approaching the vehicle for checking, the driver allegedly took a sharp reverse turn and crushed Chide under its rear wheels injuring him seriously. The Scorpio driver then sped away. A profusely bleeding Chide was rushed to Christanand Hospital in Brahmapuri where he succumbed to his injuries. The news about the incident spread like jungle fire in police circles. Dr Maheshwar Reddy, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Chandrapur district, rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.

Mallikarjun Prasanna, Special Inspector General of Police (Nagpur Range) informed ‘The Hitavada’ that the accused driver and the vehicle involved in the crime were identified by investigators and the culprit(s) would be soon brought to book.Nagbhid Police have registered an offence 302, 307, 323, 353 332, 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 65 (A) and 8 (B) of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act, against the culprit (s).

MP Ashok Nete, former MLA Atul Deshkar, and other political leaders consoled the bereaved family and assured all possible assistance. After the post-mortem, Chide’s body was handed over to family members. Meanwhile, Chide’s brothers-in-law Rambhau Ghorude and Prakash Ghorude threatened that the last rites would not be performed till the Guardian Minister himself meets the bereaved family.

Chide’s son to get job: Mungantiwar

SUDHIR Mungantiwar, Finance & Planning Minister, has directed Superintendent of Police to give job to Chide’s son on compassionate grounds immediately. An official communiqué released by Mungantiwar’s office stated that Chide’s family would get assistance from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Directing police to immediately bring the culprit (s) to book, Mungantiwar assured to appoint a Special Public Prosecutor in the case.