Kundapur: Riders on a motorbike attempted to ram a police officer who was checking vehicles at a post on the national highway in Saligrama on Wednesday evening.

Sub-inspector Narendra of the Kota Police Station, accompanied by constables, was checking vehicles at the post in Saligrama at around 6 pm on Wednesday.

The policemen saw a motorbike traveling from Udupi to Kundapur at high speed. In addition, four people were found traveling on the bike and the rider was not wearing a helmet.

While the cops told the bikers to stop, the riders merely sped up. Allegedly, they also tried to run down the cop in the way.

The policeman is learned to have narrowly escaped being hit by the reckless bike riders, who are absconding since the incident.

The Kota police officers have filed a case against the riders, on the bike with the registration number KA20 V9992, for over-speeding and recklessly riding on a public road as well as threatening the life and physical safety of policemen on duty.

Investigation of the matter is underway.

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The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in the interest of students, read the release.