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Another constable injured while trying to stop errant biker in Mumbai

Constable was injured while trying to stop a biker during nakabandi at Kurla on Thursday afternoon

mumbai Updated: Sep 01, 2016 23:20 IST
Pratik Salunke

Not even 24 hours into the death of traffic head constable Vilas Shinde who died after being attacked by bikers, another constable was injured while trying to stop a biker during nakabandi at Kurla on Thursday afternoon.

Police constable Devidas Nimbalkar, 45, sustained injuries on his left leg knee while a non-cognizable offence has been registered against the biker Imtiaz Khan, a resident pf Pydhonie. Nimbalkar is attached to the V.B Nagar police station.

According to the police, the incident occurred at Sakinaka road close to Jari-mari near bail bazaar area in Kurla (west) at around 1.50pm. “The incident occurred during routine patrolling. Nimbalkar signaled the biker to stop as he was not wearing a helmet when he sped instead,” said Bharat Bhoite, senior police inspector, V.B Nagar police station.

Nimbalkar, in a bid to stop the errant biker, fell and sustained injuries. Others who were posted at the nakabandi caught Khan while he was trying to escape from the spot. “Khan was driving without license and was not wearing helmet because of which he tried to escape. Nimbalkar was taken to nearby hospital where he was discharged after treatment,” said Bhoite.

Khan was carrying a bunch of clothes on the bike which he was supposed to deliver to a person in Sakinaka. Due to the upcoming Ganesh festival, the police have beefed up security across the city and routine nakabandis have been stepped up. Police stations have strengthened security at strategic locations at their jurisdictions.

The commissioner of police Datta Padsalgikar had raised concerns over the attacks on policemen. Nine days after he was assaulted by two brothers at a petrol pump in Khar, traffic head constable Vilas Shinde, 51, died in the intensive care unit of Lilavati Hospital in Bandra (west) on Wednesday afternoon. Shinde was a resident of a BDD chawl in Worli. Originally from Satara, he is survived by a wife and two children.