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Cop hit by errant biker

Jan. 24: A motorcyclist allegedly assaulted a police constable who pulled him up for not wearing a helmet on Sundari Mohan Avenue, at Park Circus, this morning.

Police said Rajib Halder, 42, was thrashed and shoved when he tried to stop Sawad Khan. Halder was taken to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, from where he was discharged after treatment. Doctors said the cop had suffered leg and shoulder injuries.

Halder, who was deployed near the Don Bosco island, noticed Khan, in his late 20s, riding without a helmet around 10.45am.

"Halder asked Khan to stop," said an officer of the traffic police department. "The accused got off the two-wheeler and started arguing with the cop. When the constable was about to call a traffic sergeant who was in the area, Khan bashed him up and pushed him to the ground."

Halder slumped down to the road and Khan sped away.

The youth, however, could not flee as the traffic signal at the nearby crossing had by then turned red. "The policemen chasing Khan caught him at the signal," the officer said.

Khan has been booked under the IPC Section 333, which deals with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter a public servant from his duty.

Train robbery

A group of passengers, returning from a wedding in Jodhpur, alleged that their gold ornaments and other valuables had been stolen on the Jodhpur Express near Dhanbad this morning.

After getting off at Howrah, they lodged a complaint with the government railway police station in Howrah.


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