The driver of a tractor-trolley carrying illegal mining materials ran over an on-duty police constable in Dhakran village at Vikasnagar on Saturday. The injured police constable is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dehradun. He is said to be in critical condition. Dehradun police have the owner of the tractor-trolley in custody and have also seized the vehicle in question. Attempts for the arresting of the accused driver are still ongoing.
The injured police constable has been identified as Manoj Kumar. The detained owner of the tractor-trolley has been identified as Mohit Pal resident of Dhakrani village, Vikasnagar while the absconding driver has been identified as Rajesh, native of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
According to the information provided by the police, on Saturday morning at about 4 am, behind the Dhakrani village near the banks of Yamuna river police teams were attempting to stop a tractor-trolley, which was suspected of carrying illegally mined material. In order to stop the constables from following the vehicle and keeping them out of the way, the driver kept speeding towards constable Manoj, who was standing near a slope and signalling him to halt, but the driver did not stop and ran over him.
Constable Nitin Kumar, who was present there with constable Manoj has filed a complaint at Haja police station against the owner Mohit Pal and driver Rajesh, under the sections 307, 333, 353, 114 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arun Mohan Joshi has condemned the incident stating that an attack on an on duty constable is as serious as it can get. He further said that they will be taking stricter and more thorough steps to stop illegal mining.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Vikasnagar, Pradeep Bisht said that they are yet to arrest the driver. Two police teams have been deployed to arrest him.
Monday, 18 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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