HYDERABAD: Cracking the whip on bike racing, Hyderabad and Cyberabad police detained as many as 330 youngsters including minors and students and seized 65 bikes, Sunday.
While Cyberabad police registered cases against the parents for allowing their children to participate in bike racing, the Hyderabad police counselled the parents. Police warned the youngsters and their parents that stringent action would be taken if they are found involved in bike racing in the future.
In Cyberabad, the patrol team of Osman Sagar Lake police received information that some youngsters were involved in bike racing on Osmansagar bund, Gandipet. The Lake patrol team rushed to the spot and apprehended 31 racers along with 13 racing bikes.
Among the racers, 21 were minors while only two had driving license. Cases were slapped on the racers and their parents, owners of the vehicles who handed over the vehicle to minors as well as racers who have no driving license under MV Act. The bikes were also seized.
Parents of the racers were called to the Narsingi police station and counselled.
In Hyderabad, Ramgopalpet police detained 300 youngsters including minors and students for participating in bike racing on Necklace road. Police seized 50 bikes from the youngsters.
Ramgopalpet police inspector MD Waheeduddin said, they detained the youngsters who were racing on super bikes in a coordinated swoop.
“We got an alert that some youngsters were conducting bike racing. Special teams including Lake police conducted raids and detained the youngsters. We have seized 50 bikes. We summoned the parents of the youngsters at the police station and provided counselling. If the youngsters were caught involved in similar offence next time, we will not hesitate to register cases,’’ the inspector warned.