A motorcycle-borne youth shoved a traffic police sergeant on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass after
he was stopped by the officer for riding without wearing a helmet.
The biker was captured by the police near Mukundapur.
Police said, Taufik Alam (22), a Park Circus resident was riding his bike in high speed and his pillion rider was his girlfriend.
The errant biker took the Bypass to reach Ruby, when he was caught near Kalikapur without a helmet. The girl was also without a helmet.
The traffic sergeant Anik Paul caught him there, but he was pushed by the biker who sped off in his vehicle towards Ruby.
A traffic police team followed him as the biker broke every signal.
The traffic police caught him near Mukundapur and he was arrested there.
The youth (22) was charged with sections 279, 119, 177 and 128 of Indian Penal Code. He will be produced before the court.
However, police have let his girlfriend leave.
The Kolkata Police, along with the state government, are trying hard to curb road accidents, campaigning with state government’s slogan of ‘Safe Drive, Save Life’.
“The young generation is into speedy bike rides. We are conducting a strict vigil during this season. They do not even wear helmets,” said the officer.
It may be recalled, that a Kolkata Police sergeant on his way to office at Thakurpukur traffic guard
was killed when he came under the rear wheels of the bus on Jessore Road near Airport gate no.1 crossing a few month ago.
Animesh Roy (26) had joined police service in 2014 and regularly used to travel to Thakurpukur
from his home at Birati, 36 kms away, on his service motorbike.