5 stunt bikers booked, bikes seized
Finally, police woke up to stunt biking, which claimed precious lives and wounded many in the past few years of this rage on the City roads.
Initiating a special drive against stunt biking the police has seized five bikes from Hyder Pora, Parray Pora, Baghat and Barzulla areas and booked five stunt performers while some groups like Dhoom-3, Hells Angels 81 and Racing Rebellz have been found to be active.
“Five bikers were booked for rash driving besides for violation of other provisions of Motor Vehicle Act. These bikers were performing stunts on the road thereby endangering life and property of other people using the road,” a police handout said.
“All the bikes that were seized were plying without number plates. The bikes have been modified for stunt making. The mudguards of the rear wheel have been removed so that it doesn’t touch the road while performing stunts.”
During the current year Police Station Sadder has taken cognizance of 102 violations of Motor Vehicle Act in their area where large number of tuition centre’s are located. SDPO Sadder Feroz Qadri said out of 102 cases around 90 cases involve motorcycles.
“In most of the cases parents of the bikers found violating the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act were called to the Police Station and apprised about the riding behavior of their wards,” police said. Sources said drive against the stunt biking was initiated following civil society appeals to Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar.
Stating that this menace could be curbed effectively only through active public participation, the SSP “advised parents of students riding bikes to maintain a vigil on their wards.” “The parents should counsel their wards on safe driving and equally check if they have modified the bike in any manner or removed any of its part.”
Police said “Some stunt bikers have been found to have formed groups and named them “Hells Angels 81” and “Racing Rebellz”. These groups have defaced walls at many places by writing their group name with spray paints.”
While the civil society has hailed the police initiative it appealed the City police chief to bring an end to stunt biking.