Delhi: Stunt bikers create chaos near Parliament, no cops around
On Friday evening, a group of stunt bikers created a ruckus at Vijay Chowk near the Parliament, disrupting traffic and creating chaos. According to videos of the incident circulated on social media, around 30 to 40 bikers were seen driving recklessly, and performing dangerous stunts with pillion riders. Notably, no cops were to be found. The bikers are yet to be identified. Here's more.
The incident took place at around 6pm, when a crowd of bikers were seen speeding towards Vijay Chowk from Raisina Road. Almost all of them had pillion riders, and a majority of the bikers were seen riding without a helmet. Pillion riders were seen standing on seats, while some bikers drove on wrong sides of the road.
Notably, several of the youths had their faces covered, and some of the motorbikes didn't even have visible number plates. Eyewitnesses say the bikers fled when police vans arrived. When a passerby tagged in the Delhi police in one of the videos on social media, the police gave a generic reply. However, police have said that they'll investigate and initiate action against the bikers.
"Our preliminary enquiry has revealed that the bikers were travelling ahead of a religious procession [tazia during Muharram] and took a detour towards Parliament to perform stunts," a police offer told HT, on the condition of anonymity.