Surat Police have arrested a social media influencer identified as Sanjana after she shared dangerous stunt videos recorded on the public roads. Sanjana who is also known as Pincy Prasad is a resident of Baben Village near Bardoli Town of Surat. The police have booked her under various sections.
Pincy Prasad used her Instagram account to gather followers and promote items. On the same account, she put numerous videos of herself doing stunts on the public roads. She used different motorcycles to stunt on the public roads including a KTM RC 390 and a KTM 390 Duke. We are not sure if the motorcycles belong to her or she borrowed them from someone to make the videos. Nonetheless, her Instagram account shows her doing stunts without a helmet on the crowded public roads, which is illegal and is very dangerous as well.
She has also shared stunt videos from the night, showing her doing wheelies on the public roads. She has more than 1 lakh followers and the videos became viral when she put them up online.
Umra Police station officers charged her under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, MV Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act. The charges against her include sections 279 (rash driving on a public way), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life). Since she was not wearing a mask in public, the epidemic disease act was also invoked.
The police have released her after she paid the bail amount. However, she may have to shell out a large sum of money to pay for the fines and charges against her.
Police have become much more vigilant
With the rise of digitalisation, even the police forces are now more equipped. The cops now use CCTV cameras, automatic speed detection systems and more such high-tech systems to catch the violators on the roads. In recent times, the cops have also started to accept digital evidence like a video recording or a picture of the violation to send online challans. Since the cops have become highly vigilant, it is good to be extra careful on public roads.
In many cities, especially metropolitan cities, the cops have even started using LUX meters and sound level meters to check on the aftermarket headlamps that are too bright and the horns that do not comply with the emission norms. The same sound meters are also used to check the noise level of the aftermarket exhausts.
Stunting on the public roads
Doing stunts on public roads is illegal and there are good reasons for it. Doing stunts distracts motorists and can cause accidents. Also, the stunt can go wrong and major accidents can happen on the roads. It is always a good idea to find an empty spot to practice stunt and that too with proper safety gears and precautions. Youngsters should always take the help of the expert and can even enrol in a school or academy for safe practices of stunt and racing. Public roads can be unpredictable and can cause fatal accidents too.