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Unable to ride seized bike worth Rs3.50 lakhs, cops let it get stolen

Thursday, 7 March 2013 - 10:27pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
The police parked it on the road because they could not manage to ride it. In the meantime they also got a call from their superior that the fire has broken out in Bandra (West). When they had returned around 2 hours later, they found that the bike was missing from the spot.

A high-end bike was stolen from the Kherwadi junction in the wee hour of Thursday after the Kherwadi police caught the biker for rash driving.

The police parked it on the road because they could not manage to ride it. In the meantime they also got a call from their superior that the fire has broken out in Bandra (West). When they had returned around 2 hours later, they found that the bike was missing from the spot.

Senior police inspector A Chavan of the Kherwadi police station said, “A police team was conducting a nakabandi at Kherwadi junction around 1.30am on Thursday One biker, Yogi, 25, who was driving his high-end bike, costing around Rs3.50 lakhs was riding in a rash and negligent manner on the Western Express Highway. 

"Our officers caught him at a junction and he said that he was coming from South Mumbai and was heading towards Andheri. Riding seatless, he was not carrying documents. His bike was seized and he was asked to come to the police station with documents in the morning. He was to collect his bike then,” said Chavan.

“The officers did not understand how to ride the bike which was so state-of-the-art. So they parked the bike at the corner and, in the meantime, they also received a call about the fire in Bandra (west). They rushed on the spot to help the people who sustained injuries in the fire, leaving the bike abandoned,” he said.

When they returned after around two hours, they found that the bike was missing from the spot.

“The officer kept the key with him so it appears that someone stolen the bike by towing it. We have a few suspects and our investigation is going on,” said Chavan.




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