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Traffic Constable taken for a ride, literally!

india Updated: Jul 19, 2009 17:24 IST
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In an incident that resembled a stunt scene straight from movies, a person drove his car on a city street with a traffic Constable clinging precariously to the bonnet on Sunday.

The car was brought to a rinding halt only after gun shots were fired rupturing the speeding vehicle's tyres.

The car, driven by Kamal Jain, a Canada-based NRI, had been spotted in front of a hotel in no parking zone, the traffic policeman tried to fix a jammer to book the owner for violation.

When Jain saw the Constable near the car, he made his way to the steering wheel and started the vehicle in a jiffy. He did not stop even when the cop, after failing to hold him back, stepped onto the bonnet.

With the Constable glued to the windscreen for his life,four pedestrians were injured as the people on streets ran helter skelter.

DCP Ravindra Sengaonkar happened to be taking that route when he saw the car with a Constable on bonnet, he gave a chase and when efforts to stop Jain proved futile, he fired shots from his revolver to puncture tyres.

Jain was taken in custody by police who were hard- pressed for VVIP bandobast as Vice President Hamid Ansari was here. Police said they were investigating into mental state of the man, said to be attached to a private firm here.