Kollam Police in Kerala has arrested two youngsters for triple riding in rain and washing with soap in the middle of the public road. The incident took place in Bharnikav. Ajmal and Badusha, natives of Cinemaparamp were arrested. The police have filed a case and also levied a fine against the youths.
The incident was captured by fellow motorists and was widely circulated on the Internet. In the video, the youths were washing themselves or taking a bath on the motorcycle. They were half-naked and even used a soap on the go.
Shastamkota Police who arrested the youths after the video became viral on the Internet have now released them. The police have informed that the youths have paid a fine and were let go. The youngsters in their defence said that it started raining while they were returning from a game. They took off the t-shirts and took a shower on the go. They did not think that it would become such a big issue.
We are not exactly sure which cases were registered against the youngsters. However, it is likely to be public indency and dangerous riding on the public roads. Both of the youngsters were not wearing a helmet.
Police have now started using video as evidence to issue challans across India. Apart from the video evidence recorded by public on various devices like mobile phones, the cops have set up an elaborate network of CCTV cameras.
Most metropolitan cities now have a network of CCTV that is closely monitored by a team of police personnel. The cops issue challan based on the violation by tracking the registration number. However, many online challans are wrong due to faulty number plates. Wrong challans can be challenged through the redressal portal of the traffic police. In recent times, the government and the authorities have worked to increase the challan amount. The increase in the fines is to reduce the number of violations and to make the roads safer.
India has one of the highest road accidents in the world and one of the highest ratio of fatal accidents. Many road users lose their lives due to rash driving and not following traffic rules. The aim of the surveillance is to reduce the number of people who do dangerous manoeuvres on the roads.
Such network of cameras help the police to not only issue challans to the traffic violators but also help them solve other crimes.