Constable, home guard injured while trying to nab errant biker
Kolkata: A traffic police constable and a home guard were injured after an errant biker hit them while driving dangerously.
The incident happened on Saturday evening near the crossing of Strand Road and Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road. Later, police arrested the accused after he lost balance and fell down on the road just before approaching Howrah Bridge.
According to sources, on Saturday evening a traffic sergeant along with a home guard and a constable were managing traffic at the said point. While doing so, the sergeant noticed a bike coming towards the crossing along MG Road recklessly.
The biker was overtaking other vehicles in such a way that there was every possibility of an accident. Seeing this, the traffic sergeant instructed the home guard identified as Raja Ali and constable Subhas Chandra Ghosh, to intercept the bike.
As soon as the bike reached near the crossing, the home guard instructed the biker to stop. But the biker, who was later identified as Pravesh Yadav, hit Ali with his bike and fled.
Seeing this, Ghosh also tried to stop Yadav but the bike hit him as well and went towards Howrah Bridge.
Immediately, the traffic sergeant informed about the bike to other police personnel en route. While approaching the Howrah Bridge, Yadav lost control of the vehicle and fell down on the road.
At that moment, a few police personnel performing duty nearby rushed there and detained him.
Later, Yadav along with his bike was handed over to Burrabazar police station and he was arrested after Ghosh lodged a complaint.
Earlier, accidents have taken place in two instances while intercepting errant bikers.
In the first case, a police constable was dragged about 100 meters, while trying to stop an errant biker in Beckbagan area. In the second case, two bikers fell on the road and got injured while trying to evade naka-checking at Moulali.