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22 arrested, 129 bikes seized for street stunts in Bangalore

Police officials said they would be recommending suspension of the licences of all the vehicle owners.

Written by Harsha Raj Gatty | Bengaluru |
June 3, 2015 10:15:47 pm

The Bangalore police have impounded as many as 129 motorcycles and arrested 22 motorcyclists in the course of a surprise raid on illegal drag-racing in different parts of the city on Tuesday night. Police officials said they would be recommending suspension of the licences of all the vehicle owners.

The bikers all aged between 18 to 27 were performing wheelies, were racing, and triple on two-wheelers near Frazer town, Mysuru road and the Peenya flyover on Tuesday night on the occassion of Shab-e-barat, police said.  “This ia routine practice among youths every year.

Instead of praying inside the mosque, they ride around on noisy motorcycles and perform dangerous street stunts posing a risk to themselves, other motorists and pedestrians. This time we were well prepared and we had several teams monitoring the activities.

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We managed to nab some while others fled on being cornered,” additional commissioner of police (traffic), M A Saleem said.

Police said they would be relying on vehicle records and testimonies to apprehend people. “Many of them have even recorded their stunts on their mobile phones leaving us a good amount of self incriminating evidence to identify suspects and press charges,” additional commissioner Saleem said. Police are also verifying records to see if stolen vehicles were being used.

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