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Biker gets letter of appreciation from DC for display of responsible riding

Kolkata: Amidst violation of traffic rules, an inspiring and praiseworthy scene was noticed on Monday night. A person was seen riding a bike along with his three-year-old son who was also wearing a helmet. Seeing the display of responsible riding, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Central, Neelakantam Sudheer Kumar met with the person and handed him a letter of appreciation.

According to police, on Monday night naka-checking was going on near Chandni Chowk on Chittaranjan Avenue. At around 11:30 pm, police personnel noticed a bike coming towards C R Avenue with a child sitting in front of the rider, with both of them wearing helmets.

Though several persons riding with their child were seen wearing helmets, it is quite unusual to see helmet on a child's head.

The rider was asked to stop at the crossing of C R Avenue and Meredith Street. Where several persons were stopped and were in the process of getting fined for not wearing helmets and violating traffic rules, the rider identified as Dilwar Khan was asked why he and his son were wearing helmets. In reply to the police, Khan reportedly stated that it was for his and his son's security.

On Tuesday morning, Khan was called at the DC Central's office, along with his son. He was given a letter of appreciation, while his three-year-old son Saifullah was given chocolates and a teddy bear.

Later, Kumar said: "Their law abiding act involving such a little boy is inspirational to others in creating awareness for the Safe Drive Save Life campaign of Kolkata Police and the state government."

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