With the onset of rains in Maharashtra, a few youngsters were spotted doing dangerous stunts on the public roads. The video, which became viral on social media platforms shows a group of youngsters trying to enjoy the rain but in an extremely dangerous manner.
The video is from Malanggad road in Kalyan under the Hill Line Police station of Ulhasnagar jurisdiction. It was recorded by a local who uploaded it on a social media platform to make it viral. The exact date of the incident is not known though.
In the video, a Maruti Suzuki S-Cross can be spotted driving on the road. A youngster can be spotted at the front of the car hanging dangerously to the windshield. While two others are sitting on the windowpane of the vehicle. We are not sure for how long they were out on the public roads like this. However, doing such stunts is highly dangerous, especially in the rain when the roads are wet and slippery.
Locals who spotted the youths on the road claim that they were drinking. However, there is no proof that they were drinking at the moment.
Police are looking for them
After the video became viral on the Internet, a senior police officer has said that they have started investigating the matter. However, first of all, the cops will first verify the authenticity of the video and will find out the exact time and date of the incident before taking any action. The registration number of the car is not clearly visible in the video though.
The cops are also yet to release an official statement on the matter and reveal that if anyone has registered a complaint againt these youths.
Stunting on public roads
Stunting on the public roads is banned. Last year, a similar stunt done by the Mumbai youths landed them in jail for six months. Such incidents are quite common but most of the time the cops do not get to spot them. Only if someone makes a video or the incident gets captured on CCTV, the cops initiate an investigation.
In the past, viral videos have often put people in trouble, especially if they break a rule on the public roads. With the online challan system, cops are now able to send challans even if the violation does not happens in front of them.
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.
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.