Traffic police identifying stunt bikers through social media


Those identified summoned through concerned police stations


Srinagar, Apr 07 : Maneuvering bike stunts and posting them on social media has made it easy for traffic police to catch hold of bikers involved in the acts.

A senior traffic police official in Srinagar told the news agency – Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they have started a massive drive to curb stunt biking by expanding their graft in all districts of the valley. “In a recent drive, we seized more than 10 bikes,” he said.

Not just Srinagar, we have identified a good number of bikers from other districts who come to Srinagar for bike stunts and reckless riding and driving, the official said.

In a surprising revelation, Srinagar traffic police authorities said they identified some bikers who come to Srinagar from north and south Kashmir for stunts. He said these boys travel a long distance for the purpose of filming the stunts on the picturesque Dal Lake.

“So far, social media handles have been a big tool for us to catch hold of them as after doing these stunts, they upload it on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. And upon questioning them, we also reached out to other members involved in bike stunts,” the official said.

He added that with the support of district police across Kashmir, they are summoning these boys through their concerned police stations, and the concerned Station House Officers (SHOs) are sharing the information with them.

Notably, the drive by traffic police follows a horrific road accident on Boulevard near SKICC last week, which resulted in the on-spot death of a 20-year-old Srinagar boy.

Meanwhile, netizens have been urging the traffic police to act tough against those involved in bike stunts so as to save precious lives. Traffic Police Srinagar authorities have been repeatedly appealing to parents to keep a check on their children if they are giving them the two-wheelers—(KNO) 

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