When this cop stopped a speeding biker and asked to see his papers, he had no idea what lay in store for him. The duty-bound constable attached to Bhandup police station was literally taken for a ride, after he stopped a speeding biker during a routine nakabandi.
Fearing for his life, the constable jumped out of the bike, sustaining fractures in the process. The constable has been admitted to Wockhardt Hospital in Mulund with a fractured arm. Around 4 am last morning, Sudhir Vasant Dhumal was patrolling the area near Hanuman Hotel, near Mangatram petrol pump in Bhandup (West) when he saw a bike speeding.
“I stopped the bike and asked the biker to show his documents. He said he did not have any papers, so I asked him to come to the police station with me. I sat on his bike,” said Dhumal. As soon as the constable sat pillion, the rider started speeding in the direction of Powai, instead of proceeding towards the Bhandup police station. “My colleague, who was following him, also lost us, as he was speeding. Even though I tried to make him stop, he kept speeding. Fearing that we both would fall, I tried to stop him,” said Dhumal.
The accused took the constable a distance of three kilometres on the bike, reaching the Gandhi Nagar intersection. Here, the desperate constable pulled the biker hard, causing the bike to crash into the divider. Both men fell from the bike.
“I cracked my right arm. The accused however managed to flee, leaving the bike behind, and my colleague who was chasing us on another bike also fell while chasing us. I was rushed to the hospital,” said Dhumal. The police have now managed to identify the accused with the help of the bike, which he had borrowed from a friend. “We will be soon arresting the accused who has been booked for rash and negligent driving along with kidnap,” said Shrirang Nadgouda, senior police inspector of Bhandup police station.