Delhi Police to verify ownership of motorcycles

February 18th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police Wednesday said they will soon start a drive to verify ownership of motorcycles after noticing an increased number of crimes being carried out by bikers in the capital.
“A lot of motorcycles are involved in crimes in the city. We will tackle it by verifying the owners of the motorcycles and their sources of income,” Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters here.

“Our purpose is to verify that the ownership is correct and no stolen vehicle is being used for criminal acts,” he added.

“If someone has no source of livelihood and owns a motorcycle, then he will have to answer from where he got that vehicle and how he is maintaining it. We will take action if they are unable to provide valid documents,” Dadwal said.

He said that the drive will be carried out quite intensively in all areas of the national capital.

He said steps were being taken to tackle the traffic problem in the city.

“Twelve new Gypsy or Qualis vehicles will be deployed on duty 24X7 (round the clock). These vehicles will serve dual purpose. In case of any traffic problems they will reach the spot immediately and will take action against those found violating traffic rules,” Dadwal said.

He said during the first two weeks of February, the police challaned 126,000 people for various traffic violations. This includes a little less than 22,000 cases of jumping traffic signals.

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