Agitators taking out motorcycle rallies without helmet will be fined: Traffic DCP

Bhubaneswar: Lawful action will be taken against persons taking out motorcycle rallies without wearing helmet during Bharat Bandh today, said Traffic DCP Sagarika Nath here today.

Speaking to media, the woman cop said, “Once we check the CCTV footages, we will identify protesters rallying on two-wheelers without wearing helmet and challans will be issued against them. It is usual process and it will take 2-3 days time.” Law is equal for everyone and action will be taken against those taking law into their hands, she added.

The Traffic DCP further also said “Our priority was to to ensure that ambulance service does not get affected due to Bharat Bandh. No ambulance was stopped during the bandh.”

Earlier in the day, Congress members were seen riding motorcycles without wearing helmets at Sachivalaya Marg. Holding party flags and shouting slogans, the party workers rallied on the stretches without wearing helmets. Besides, some other protesters were also found taking out rallies without wearing helmets.

Last month, the ruling BJD drew flak after members of its young wing Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) were caught taking out a bike rally here as part of the party’s Foundation Day celebrations.

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