The festival of Diwali this year saw a lot of dramatic celebrations. A few days after a video of several youths burning firecrackers from the top of a Mahindra Scorpio, a new video from Gurugram, Haryana shows a similar act. A video of men launching sky shooters from the boot of a Hyundai Verna became viral. Three men were arrested and two cars were seized from them.
Gurugram police arrested three men from the city after the video became viral on the Internet. The police took action and started looking around for the car owners. The video was shot around the DLF Phase – III of the city, which is one of the most elite neighbourhoods. The three men arrested have been identified as Nakul, Jatin and Krishna.
The video, which was recorded from another car following them shows a box of sky shooters stuck to the boot of a Hyundai Verna. The vehicle was moving as the box of firecrackers launched the burning shooters towards the sky. While the car was passing under a foot over the bridge, the firecracker hit the bridge and ricocheted towards the road.
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Interestingly, before Diwali, District Collector Nishant Kumar Yadav imposed a blanket ban on the manufacturing, sale and operation of all types of firecrackers other than green crackers.
Men arrested, cars seized
On the complaint of ASI Jagmal, an FIR was registered under sections 279 (rash driving), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC on Thursday. The police team arrested the accused and also seized two cars – a Hyundai Verna and a BMW sedan, which was used to record the video. The accused were later released on bail.
Firecrackers are dangerous and can cause accidents. Using them in this way could have caused a fire incident. In the past, firecrackers have started fires and this could have gone in the same way.
Doing such stunts on public roads is also illegal and the police can issue challans. We are not sure if Gurgaon Police has imposed any monetary fine for dangerous driving on the youths.
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.
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 ratios 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.