Two smugglers overrun vehicle on cops

Thane, Nov 21 (UNI) Two persons astride a four-wheeler allegedly laden with banned tobacco products tried to kill a police team on Tuesday night at Khanivade toll Naka on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway,the police said today.

Offences under sections 307,353,332 and 504 of IPC has been registered with the Virar police station against the duo for preventing the police from doing their duties.

Palghar Police Public Relations Officer(PRO) Hemant Kumar Katkar today said,”A police team led by Police Sub-inspector(PSI) Malhar Thorat were on night patrol duty when they spotted a vehicle transporting banned tobacco products.The police signalled the driver to stop the vehicle at the Khanivade check post but the accused overran the vehicle over them.”

One accused namely,Kumar Bhoir fled the spot under the cover of night darkness while the other accused namely, Manoj Chodhari(26) ended up being arrested.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the fugitive as well as the search is on to impound the vehicle in which the contraband was being transported.

The Insides Spedak.