Published On : Tue, Apr 2nd, 2024

Police get tough: 400 motorists face FIR for wrong side driving in Nagpur

11 bikers detained for riding dangerously and revving the engine to create explosive sounds resembling crackers

Nagpur: In response to a massive surge in road accidents, Nagpur Police have registered 400 First Information Reports (FIRs) under the provisions of Indian Penal Code and Motor Vehicle Act against wrong side drivers and chargesheets would be filed within a month.

At a press conference on Monday, Commissioner of Police Dr Ravinder Kumar Singal expressed concern over road fatalities. He stressed the need to instil a sense of traffic discipline among citizens, citing the 97 lives lost in accidents over the first three months of the year.

The police have cracked down on drivers/riders endangering lives by driving on the wrong side of the road. A total of 400 drivers have been slapped with criminal charges under the Motor Vehicle Act and Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code. The police have wowed to expedite legal proceedings with chargesheets expected to be submitted to court within a month.

Dr Singal called for a comprehensive report from officials for assessment of driver negligence and infrastructure deficiencies, to formulate effective remedial measures. Emphasis has been placed on enforcing helmet and traffic signal compliance, he added.

Dangerous riding:

Meanwhile, Sadar Police on Sunday booked 11 bikers for riding dangerously endangering safety of others and revving the engine to create explosive sounds resembling crackers. Cops detained their motorcycles with modified silencers. Police detained the bikers on Telangkhedi Lake Road near Shetkari Bhavan Chowk and penalised them.

The accused have been identified as Tejas Dadaraoji Deotale (29), a resident of Plot No 10/20, Mahajanwadi, Manavata Nagar, Seminary Hills, Vedant Mukesh Meher (19), a resident of Plot No 15, Darshana Society, Sai Nagar, Devendra Nitin Tungar (25), a resident of Plot 83, Sakkardara, behind Gaikwad Hospital, Parijat Sudhir Suralkar (27), a resident of Plot No 154, Suralkar House, Krishi Nagar, Dabha, Utkarsh Sanjay Belewar (22), a resident of Plot No 18-C, Gadge Nagar, Aniket Ashok Wakde (23), a resident of Plot No 140, Manish Nagar, Nayan Pramod Yeole (20), a resident of Giradkar Layout, Swapnil Bhimrao Gaithbail (31), a resident of Plot No 107, Kharbi Road, Aditya Prakash Madani (19), a resident of Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Alex Milind Jeevne (18), a resident of Nari Road and Ausaf Nabil Shakeel Ahmed (32), a resident of New Ahbab Colony, Jafar Nagar.

Cops registered cases under Sections 279, 336 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 184, 187, 198 of the Motor Vehicle Act, against them. The detained motorcycles would be inspected by the Motor Vehicle Inspectors from the Regional Transport Office.

The action against the bikers was taken by Senior PI Manish Thakre, PI Arun Kshirsagar, API Vinod Mandhre, PSI Ashish Jadhav, PSI Nilesh Ghogre and constabulary staff under the supervision of DCP (Zone-1) Rahul Madne and ACP Madhuri Bawiskar.