National-level bike racers detained for violating road rules in Hyderabad

Bikers say they took permission from Narayanpur police station.

Hyderabad: At least 51 national-level bike racers participating in The MRF Mogrip FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2016 were on Sunday detained by Manchal police in Ranga Reddy district after they allegedly violated road rules.

The bikers, however, said that they had taken permission from Narayanpur police station, Nalgonda, where the racing was happening. During the second part of the race, they took a route not in Narayanpur police limits, but was under Manchal police station limits. And it was just two kilometres out of the 15 kilometre-race circuit.

According to the organiser Mazdayar, the rally was supposed to have taken place inside Film City but they had to shift the venue because of some technical reasons.

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“We shifted the venue to Rachakonda in Nalgonda, where we had taken permission from police and other officials concerned to conduct the rally.
“During the second part of the championship rally, we had to take a road that was under Manchal police station. We were not aware that this stretch was under Manchal police station. Police were not ready to listen to us despite we showing the documents,” he said.

Manchal police said that villagers and the bikers had an altercation after which they had to step in. “We got complaints from villagers about high-speed chase and noisy bikes. There was also an altercation between bikers and villagers. We had to step in and take the bikers to the police station and book a case,” said inspector Gangadhar.

He added that they have booked a case against the bikers and the organisers under the MV Act 189 (racing and trials of speed without permission from the state authorities).

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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