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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London, Jun 10: Australia declared their second innings at 270 for 8 on day four, setting India a mammoth 444-run target to the win the World Test Championship final here on Saturday.

Australia had taken a massive first-innings lead of 173.

Resuming at 123 for 4 on Saturday, they added 147 runs before skipper Pat Cummins declared the innings an hour into the post-lunch session on the fourth day.

Alex Carey was the top-scorer for Australia in the second innings, scoring an unbeaten 66.

Mohammed Shami (2/39), Ravindra Jadeja (3/58), Umesh Yadav (2/54) and picked up the four wickets for India on day four.

Ajinkya Rahane (89) and Shardul Thakur (51) had guided India to 296 in the first innings after the top order collapsed.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 469 and 270 for 8 declared in 84.3 overs (Alex Carey 66 not out, Mitchell Starc 41, Ravindra Jadeja 3/58).

India 1st Innings: 296.