Performing stunts on public roads is an offence. Recently, Gautam Buddh Nagar police in Uttar Pradesh arrested two youth who were performing stunts on a running car. The youth were performing stunts outside a girls hostel in Greater Noida. A video of these youth doing stunts in their car was recorded on a phone and was shared on social media. The video went viral on the internet and the cops decided act against the violators after they received complaint about the incident through social media. The arrest was made by Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park police.
Two people were arrested for performing a dangerous stunt with their car outside a girls hostel in #GreaterNoida, officials said.@noidapolice pic.twitter.com/tF9cVF4a9A
— IANS (@ians_india) July 23, 2022
The video has already gone viral on the internet. In the video, three youth can be seen on the car. Two of them were standing with the door open while the third person was sitting on the bonnet. The car was being driven in reverse on a road that was in front of a girls hostel. The hostel falls under the Knowledge Park police station. The incident happened on July 23. Soon after receiving the complaint, cops started the investigation and next day they arrested two youth and seized their cars. The cops seized a Toyota Fortuner and a Mahindra Scorpio.
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There were two more people involved in the incident and the cops are still looking for them. The car seen in the video looks like a Hyundai Verna and it is likely to be owned by the men who are yet to be caught. The arrested men have been identified as Prasanth Kumar and Bhav Sagar. Details of the other two accused were not shared. The police have registered a case under section 147 (Punishment for rioting), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 ( Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and began probing the matter.
थाना नॉलेज पार्क पुलिस द्वारा हॉस्टल के सामने गाड़ियों से स्टंट कर रहे तथा युवती से अभद्र व्यवहार करने वाले 02 अभियुक्त गिरफ्तार, स्टंट में प्रयुक्त 02 कार को सीज किया गया। pic.twitter.com/TCgo4q8GIi
— POLICE COMMISSIONERATE GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR (@noidapolice) July 23, 2022
This is not the first time something like this has been reported in India. last month a YouTuber Nizamul Khan was arrested by cops for performing stunts on the roads of Noida. He was arrested from Noida sector 63. The YouTuber was performing stunts on his KTM Duke 250 motorcycle on public roads. The motorcycle was also seized by the cops. Earlier this month, Visakhapatnam police arrested over 40 youngsters who had gathered out in public road for drag races and stunts. The cops identified 96 youngsters involved in the incident and managed to arrest over 40. One of them even damaged a state transport corporation bus and even assaulted the bus driver.
Performing stunts on public roads is a punishable offence. By doing such stunts on public roads, you are not only risking your own life but also others. Anything can go wrong while performing such stunts. One can get seriously injured while doing such stunts and we have seen some reports related to such accidents online too. If you really want to perform stunts, then it is always a good idea to get it done inside a private property or a track. In such controlled environment, even if the vehicle goes out of control it won’t any other person on the road.