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Helmetless bike thieves nabbed

Two men smoothly stole a motorcycle but forgot to wear helmets and got caught by two alert traffic patrolmen only minutes later in south Delhi.

delhi Updated: Dec 22, 2010 01:21 IST
HT Correspondent

Two men smoothly stole a motorcycle but forgot to wear helmets and got caught by two alert traffic patrolmen only minutes later in south Delhi.

The two men were caught near Laxman Public School on Outer Ring Road corridor around 12.30pm on Tuesday.

"Head constable Satya Prakash and constable Sanaul Haq were on duty on their motorcycle near IIT flyover, when they spotted two motorcycle riders going to Chirag Delhi without helmets. They chased the bikers by sounding the siren," said joint commissioner of police (traffic) Satyendra Garg.

"They (the patrol men) managed to intercept a motorcycle bearing number DL-4SAX-7564. The other motorcycle escaped," Garg added. On hearing the blaring siren, two civilians — an HRD employee Vinay Chandra and an auto driver Gurdev Singh — also joined the chase and helped the policemen nab the offenders: the bike-borne Chandra intercepted the second motorcycle in front of the school while Singh blocked the road by stopping his auto-rickshaw in the middle of the road.

The two were unable to show the motorcycle documents to the policemen.

The duo allegedly admitted to the policemen that they had just stolen a motorcycle from Safdarjung Hospital parking area, Garg said. "The two policemen and civilians showed courage, dedication and a sense of duty in apprehending the two auto-lifters," he said.

Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta announced a cash reward of R5,000 with a recommendation to the police personnel and civilians.