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 the day when another promising officer was crushed to death allegedly by the mining mafia.

The alleged incident occured on Friday when some liquor shops located on the 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 on Friday.

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, police sources said.

However, members belonging to the liquor mafia attacked them with lathis and pelted 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, the sources said.

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

On Thursday, 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 carrying stones at Banmore in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.