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Youth break lockdown and dance on Mahindra XUV500 roof: Manhunt launched

A video that shows five youths dancing on the public roads after breaking the night curfew rules has become viral on the Internet. The video from Ahmedabad, Gujarat shows five youngsters dancing in the middle of the road late at night. A Mahindra XUV500 is parked in the background and one of them can be spotted dancing on the top of the car.

The police have received the video and after that, they have launched a manhunt to capture the violators. The vehicle’s registration number is clearly visible in the video and the cops have started looking out for the culprits. The Mahindra XUV500 in the video is registered in Vastral RTO.

The video, which is less than a minute long shows the youths dancing to loud music. Since it was late in the night, there is no one else around and only police barricades are placed on the roads. The police have said that they have received the details and have started looking for the youngsters.

The police also say that the youths seem to have removed the barricade and then decided to celebrate it by dancing on the road. The police also said that they have figured out that the youths belong to the eastern part of the city. The police teams have started tracing the registration number too.

IPC Section 188

The police have said that once the violators are traced and arrested by the cops, they will first check if they have a valid driving license. If the youths do not have a driving license, section 188 of the Indian Penal Code will be invoked to book them. The section is for disobeying a public servant order. The cops will also apply the related Motor Vehicle Act to issue a challan to the youngsters.

Currently, Ahmedabad City is under lockdown only emergency movements are allowed with the prior permission of the authorities and the police. With such incidents happening every now and then, the cops are taking strict actions against any violator.

Cops trying out different ways to stop violators

To ensure that the citizens understand the lockdown and how important it is to bring down the COVID-19 infections, the city police have made the people take the pledge. The police use a loudspeaker to direct everyone to take the pledge. This happened after the police seized all the vehicles that were out on the road during the curfew hours.

While we are not sure if the cops also issued a challan on the spot, all the seized vehicles are likely to be returned after the second wave settles down in a few weeks time. Last year, during a similar situation, the cops seized thousands of vehicles and then returned them after verifying the documents of the vehicles.