New Delhi: In an effort to curb youths from performing risky motorcycle stunts around India Gate, Police carried out a late night checking drive in New Delhi area, slapping fines on 139 motorcycle riders and impounding 23 bikes.
Cases were registered against three motorcyclists also, police said.
In the first day of the drive on Saturday, 84 motorcycles were challaned and eight were impounded.
The drive was a joint effort of New Delhi police and traffic police during which more than 40 check points were set up at India Gate, Mandir Marg, Connaught Place, and others.
"The drive is aimed at stopping youngsters from performing dangerous motorcycle stunts as they are life threatening. Our motive is to ensure safe road environment for the citizens," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) SBS Tyagi.
"Parents should not give vehicles to the under-aged, even grown-ups should drive their vehicles responsibly," he said.
There have been a number of incidents in the past in and around India Gate where stunt junkies have either lost their lives or injured others.
Even a police constable was seriously injured in a similar incident recently.