Drunk man sets his bike on fire after it was impounded
New Delhi: A drunk man reportedly set his motorcycle on fire in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar area. Police claimed that his bike was impounded by traffic police.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Parvinder Singh said that the Malviya Nagar police station received a PCR call regarding motorcycle out on fire at Triveni complex in Chirag Delhi.
Additional DCP further added that when the local police team reached the spot, it was found that traffic staff was carrying out action for drunken driving.
During the drive, traffic staff stopped the motorcycle rider identified as Rakesh a resident of Sarvodaya Enclave and when checked he was found under the influence of alcohol (200 MG/100).
Accordingly, his motorcycle was being impounded as per law and in the meantime, he mischievously set fire to his motorcycle. A case will be registered in this regard. Rakesh was questioned in this regard. "As soon as the traffic police took action, he set his vehicle on fire," police said.
After the amended motor vehicles act came into effect on Sunday. The Delhi Traffic Police, to maintain discipline on roads, continuously issuing challan to traffic violators. On Sunday, more than 3,500 challans were issued under the revised act.
All the violators were issued court challans. More than 40 challans were issued for drunken driving.
Earlier, the Delhi Traffic Police through their Twitter handle alerted commuters about the revised act.
"Motor vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 "Motor vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has come into effect from Sept. 1, 2019, the road users are informed to follow the rules and save precious lives and money," reads one of his tweets.
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