Another IPS officer attacked in MP

A young IPS officer was attacked allegedly by liquor barons, including supporters of former BJP MLA Narendra Singh, in Bhind district.

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2012, 15:02 PM IST

Bhind(MP): A young IPS officer was attacked
allegedly by liquor barons, including supporters of former BJP
MLA Narendra Singh, in Bhind district when he tried to check
illegal sale of liquor on a day when another promising officer
was crushed to death allegedly by the mining mafia.

The alleged incident occured yesterday when some liquor
shops located on Etawah and Lahar Road were selling liquor
illegally despite the administration declaring a `dry day`
(prohibiting sale of liquor) on the occasion of Holi, police
said.

When this was brought to the notice of IPS officer
Jaidevan, posted as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)
in Bhind, he immediately rushed to the spot along with the
police force and questioned them, they said.

However, members belonging to liquor mafia attacked them
with lathis and by pelting stones forcing police to retreat
from the spot, police said, adding that no one was injured in
the incident.

A case was registered in this regard against Narendra
Singh, his seven supporters, and 18 other unidentified
persons. So far, no arrests have been made in this regard,
they said.

Meanwhile, Bhind Collector Akhilesh Shrivastava has
issued a showcause notice to the district excise officer A
Rangshahi for failing to prevent sale of illegal liquor.

Yesterday, Narendra Kumar Singh, a young IPS officer, was
crushed to death under the wheels of a tractor-trolley,
allegedly by a member of the mining mafia, when he tried to
stop the vehicle which was carrying stones at Banmore in
Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.

PTI