Crackdown on bikers
Police seeks parental role
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, June 4: A day after death of two bikers in the City, the Traffic police on Monday started a crackdown on two wheelers seizing hundreds of bikes for violation of various norms even as most of the riders were found minors, police and reports said.
Sources said the drive to “tame the erring bikers” was taken following Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s directions who is understood to have expressed serious concern over reckless driving by bikers mostly minors.
They said the instructions were so strict that not a single offender could be spared though the traffic police department people received several calls from “influential people” that their “loved ones be given relaxation.”
The Traffic police laid a trap in Parray Pora area, a hub of coaching centers on the Airport, and elsewhere in the City.
Superintendent of Police Traffic Srinagar said the cops would act tough against the offenders adding that the drive would continue in the coming days as well.
The bikes were seized for various offences including driving without helmet and minors on the rider’s seat.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police Traffic Shafqat Watali while expressing concern over the biking by minors said it was primarily the responsibility of parents not to unduly pamper their wards on issues that could prove deadly.
“I appeal the parent community to discourage driving by minors because in a healthy society families need to take such initiatives,” he said.
Speaking tough about the crackdown on bikers he said the violators would be strictly dealt with under law.
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