Two people allegedly involved in the illegal sand mining industry were arrested after ramming their vehicle into a police officer in the Naudhiya area of Shahdol district, an official said on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Mahendra Bagri.
According to Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Shahdol, DC Sagar, Assistant Sub-Inspector Bagri had been on duty, seeking to apprehend a suspect with an active warrant on Saturday night. As the officers were on their way, a tractor-trailer approached at high speed and was driving recklessly.
The ASI came out of the vehicle to signal the oncoming tractor-trailer to stop, but the vehicle did not slow down and, allegedly, rammed ASI Bagri, leading to his death.

“The tractor, which had a trailer attached to it, hit the ASI and ran him over. Afterwards, the vehicle lost control, collided with a culvert, causing the trailer to fall beneath it, and got stuck with its tyre in the culvert,” Sagar said.
Sagar added that the tractor driver has been arrested and an inquiry is on.
“Our probe has revealed that the son of the owner of the tractor was also involved in it. He has also been arrested. The owner is currently on the run and there’s a cash reward of Rs 30,000 for his capture,” Sagar said.
An FIR was registered under IPC sections 302/34 (murder), 414 (assisting in the concealment of stolen property), 379 (theft), and various provisions related to illegal mining, said Sagar.
Further details are awaited. (ANI)