Delhi Police has decided to crackdown on motorcyclists performing stunts on city roads. While a drive is already on,the New Delhi district police has now decided to deploy an additional force,which will patrol the area on weekends.
Sources said the DCP of the district and two Additional DCPs will be on rounds at night,along with all the ACPs and station house officers of all police stations. Four buses will be deployed with three companies of police personnel to patrol the area at night. Police said they will crackdown on dangerous driving too.
On Sunday night,860 vehicles were checked and 59 persons were issued challans. Ten vehicles were impounded.
Sources said the Special Branch of the Delhi Police had notified all district police forces 10 days before Shab-e-baraat on June 24 that several motorcyclists would perform stunts on city roads. Despite this,sources said police did not have a strategy in place to deal with the situation. Around 2,000 motorcyclists,all in a celebratory mood,performed stunts in the New Delhi district area,resulting in injuries to two police personnel and the death of one of the motorcyclists.
A senior police officer said despite the warning,a proper strategy was not implemented. Because of this,the situation went out of hand. Following this,a special drive to crackdown on the biker menace was implemented across districts.
Police sources said that so far,the maximum number of PCR calls related to stunt motorcyclists are made from the New Delhi district,followed by West and South districts. Police said wider roads and less traffic are responsible for the higher number of stunt motorcyclists in the New Delhi area.
Police claimed that the motorcyclists had damaged eight PCR vans in the district in the past one month by pelting stones. Our men are stationed at the 42 pickets in the area,but with an average of four to six personnel at each picket; the force is not enough to contain such large groups, an officer said.