Man Sets Motorbike Ablaze After Being Challaned for Drunk Driving

Rakesh, a resident of Sarvodaya Enclave, was caught by police officers for driving in an inebriated condition.

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Man set ablaze the fuel tank of the motorbike.

Upset over being issued a challan for drunk driving under the new Motor Vehicles Act, a man on Thursday set his motorcycle on fire at Triveni complex in Chirag Delhi, a police official said.

According to the police, they received a phone call about the incident.

When police reached the spot, it was found that a traffic personnel had stopped the motorcycle rider, the official said.

During checking, it was found that Rakesh, a resident of Sarvodaya Enclave, was driving in an inebriated condition, he said.

While his motorcycle was being impounded, Rakesh set ablaze the fuel tank of the vehicle, police said.

A case was registered in the matter and Rakesh was arrested, they added.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, approved by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations.

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