BANGALORE: Following the public nuisance created by cricket fans during post-victory celebrations, the Bangalore Traffic Police are planning to take up stringent action against such behaviour.
Police said of late there was an increase in vandalism after the Royal Challengers Bangalore matches in the city. City traffic police have now said they would book public nuisance cases against fans whose behaviour troubled the public. Sources said for the last three matches, traffic police had increased the security and ensured that fans moved out from the stadium as soon as the match was over.
“We are not allowing spectators to stay back near the stadium after the match. However, there have been instances of people creating problems on the roads. Spectators who are seated in the stands leave immediately, but many linger around or stop midway,” M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic).
Police said such instances have come to light in Cubbon Park, Queen’s Road, Double Road, M G Road, Brigade Road and Indiranagar.
“Last week, we stopped over ten motorists who were waving the flag and were cheering for ‘RCB’ after the team had won a match. We understand their excitement but it was late, and this had troubled the public. We told them to go home quickly, without troubling others,” said a traffic police in Vidhana Soudha limits.
Also, traffic police said cricket fans park their vehicles on corners on roads and consume alcohol. However, such fans were told to leave, said a traffic police.
“If people are seen indulging in public nuisance, cases of public nuisance under Section 92 of the Karnataka Police Act will be booked against them,” said Saleem.