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Home guard hit while trying to nab errant biker

Kolkata: The police arrested three youths and seized the motorcycle they were travelling in, after they hit a home guard near Tollygunge Phari late on Tuesday night.

The police were conducting naka checking in the area on Tuesday night, when they noticed a speeding bike carrying three youths coming from Deshpran Shasmal Road. Pratap Kumar Ray, a home guard, tried to stop the bike.

The rider hit him and tried to flee the area when the police chased the vehicle and stopped him. The three youths were not wearing helmets.

It may be recalled that on July 1, a biker driving a two wheeler at breakneck speed lost control and hit an aged person. The rider also hit the traffic constable who tried to stop him. A similar incident took place on Strand Road.

Senior police officials have advised the policemen on naka checking duty not to become overactive in trying to stop a speeding motorcycle.

Instead, they have been asked to take photograph of the biker along with the number plate of the motorcycle, so that police can follow up the case and arrest the rider later.

The special drives at night have been launched to make the Safe Drive Save Life scheme more effective.

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