Ploy by speeding youths to dodge action falls flat

Six youths speeding in three cars were flagged down by the traffic police for rash driving on Race Course Road on Sunday evening.

They tried to escape action, claiming that they were children of senior politicians, but in vain.

According to police, six youths in a Porsche Carrera and two Jaguar cars were found speeding on Race Course Road.

The traffic policeman on duty tried stopping them, but without success. He alerted his colleagues on the other end of the road. The youths were stopped at the end of Race Course Road.

One of the youths, identified as Kaushik, threatened the cops, claiming that he is the grandson of former external affairs minister S M Krishna, while Aditya Reddy claimed that he is the son of Minister Ramalinga Reddy, police said.

They were taken to High Grounds traffic police station along with their vehicles and the youths started shooting videos and clicking pictures of the policemen.

The youths told the police that they cannot take any action as they are from influential families.

The police checked their backgrounds and it came to light that Kaushik was not the grandson of Krishna and Aditya Reddy is a distant relative of Ramalinga Reddy, a police official said.

He said that the cars had violated several rules and cases had been booked for speeding, violating the Supreme Court order banning tints on car windows and refusing to co-operate with the police.

“The family details of the youths are being collected. Action will be taken in accordance with law,” the officer said.

Woman killed

A woman was killed after a wall collapsed and fell on a her due to heavy rain at Sannakibayalu in Kamakshipalya police limits on Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as Thimmamma, 54.

Police said that after rain stopped, Thimmamma went out of her house. However, the wall of an opposite house crashed on her.

Hearing her screams, neighbours rushed to her help and cleared debris.

They also shifted her to a nearby hospital but she was declared dead on arrival, police said.

The police who visited the spot said the wall had gone weak as water had stagnated. Sunday’s heavy rain led to the collapse.

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