Troubled by the onslaught of ‘stunt bikers’ that accompany the festive season, Delhi Police has chalked out a plan to stop them — starting with barring them in the Lutyens’ Zone between 11 pm and 4 am. The instructions were issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) BK Singh, after some ‘rowdy riders’ were noticed near India Gate late Wednesday night. Following the spotting, Singh asked officers to conduct checking in their areas and at least 81 motorcycles were impounded.
On Thursday, police decided to carry out bike-checking exercise between 11 pm and 5 am daily. “For this, at least 32 check posts will be set up in separate locations of the district. Besides, mobile checking teams with 35 patrolling vehicles, will be placed to act, if bikers are spotted in and around Lutyens’ Delhi,” said a police officer.
The checkpoints will be set up at India Gate, Mandir Marg, Connaught Place, Shankar Road, Maan Singh Road, Mandir Marg, Rajghat, Rafi Marg, said police sources.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Singh said that it is noticed during festive season that youths often come to Lutyens’ Delhi on joyrides, or to perform stunts. “Bikers, who are suspected to perform stunts, race or out on joyrides, and indulge in unauthorised sporting activities, will be strictly prohibited. Anyone found to be doing so will face legal action. Their vehicles will be impounded,” he said.