BENGALURU: A 30-year-old police sub-inspector was severely injured after a speeding two-wheeler knocked him down at Hesaraghatta main road in Soladevanahalli. The incident took place on Saturday late night when a call centre employee Puneeth tried to escape during the vehicle checking drive.
Naveen Kumar, who is attached to Soladevanahalli police (Law & Order) station, is recovering at a private hospital. Puneeth, a resident of Abbigere, has been arrested.
A senior police officer said the incident occurred around 2.15am. Kumar and ASI Nanjundappa were deployed for routine vehicle check-up near Acharya College. On noticing the cops, Puneeth switched off the bike’s headlight and sped to escape. When Kumar tried to stop him, the bike rider knocked him down. Since he was overspeeding, he lost balance of the vehicle and fell at the next signal. He was nabbed and rushed to the hospital since he had sustained minor injuries. He possessed no documents. Soladevanahalli police took him into custody and interrogating him. The doctors confirmed that he was not driving under the influence of alcohol.
The incident left Kumar with fractured bones in right leg. He was brought to Hosmat hospital around 5.10 am, after he got the first aid at a local hospital. He will undergo a surgery, the hospital authorities said.
POLICE UNDER ATTACK
June 12, 2017: A woman motorist hit a traffic policeman with slipper after he stopped her from entering zero traffic zone when the convoy of Vice-President was passing. The constable Venkatesh R G was posted at Cunningham Road Circle at the time of the incident.
February 26, 2017: An assistant sub-inspector B Lingaiah of Banashankari traffic police station sustained severe injuries after a drunk biker knocked him down in a bid to escape during routine drunk and drive check. The incident took place at NCERT Junction near Hosakerehalli.
August 9, 2013: Two traffic police constables were knocked down by a car and sustained injuries during drunken driving check at Malleswaram. Sub-inspector Nagarajaiah and head constable Basavaraju were trying to stop a two-wheeler to conduct breath analyser test when a speeding Sumo Grande coming from the opposite direction hit them.