LG warns bikers ahead of Shab-e-Baraat

Police to deploy special teams at 182 points to tackle menace

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has appealed to motorcyclists in the city for not creating ruckus on the eve of festival Shab-e-Baraat, which falls on the June 13-14 night. The LG warned of strict action against violators. 

Last year, hundreds of bikers came out on the streets on the occassion of Shab-e-Baraat without helmets and performed stunts on busy streets in violation of several traffic rules, resulting in a heavy traffic jam.

The LG issued an appeal to parents to control their wards and also to young men to desist from any irresponsible behaviour.

The police have also been instructed to strictly control miscreants. 

“Bikers are warned that any misbehaviour will be dealt with a heavy hand and the sole responsibility and repercussions will rest with them,” the LG’s secretariat said in a statement.

Following LG’s orders the Delhi Police also pulled up its socks to counter any possible ruckus by bikers.

“Special checking teams with Police Control Room vans and local police will be deployed at 182 strategic locations to identify and prosecute motorcycle riders caught in stunt biking and dangerous driving on the occasion,” Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chandar, said in a statement.

Police said the special drive will start at 8 pm on June 13 and will continue till 6 am on June 14.

“Major roads will be barricaded and special checking teams armed with alcometers will be deployed at major intersections to detect and prosecute traffic violations. The teams will check the incidents of drunken driving, over speeding, reckless driving, zig-zag driving, dangerous driving, red light jumping, triple riding, minor driving, riding without helmet, performing stunts on two-wheelers and other traffic offences,” he added.

The police will also register a case against the owner of the vehicle found in stunts and other traffic violations.

Earlier this month, top Delhi police official had called a meeting of some 20 prominent Imams of Delhi to prevent any stunt biking on the occasion. 

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