Watch: Delhi man gets fined Rs 16,000 for drunk driving, sets bike on fire instead

New Delhi | A Delhi man, enraged on being fined Rs 16,000 for drunk driving and not carrying any registration document and not wearing a helmet, set his bike on fire on Thursday.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (south) Parvinder Singh said they received a call at Malviya Nagar police station reporting that a motorcycle has been set on fire in Triveni Complex, Chirag Delhi.

“When a police team reached the spot, it was found that a team of Delhi traffic police was carrying out a checking against drunk driving. The traffic police staff told us that they had hailed one motorcycle rider who was driving without helmet. He was identified as Rakesh, a resident of Sarvodaya Enclave, who works at a restaurant in Hauz Khas. He was also drunk,” Singh said.

Traffic police asked him to produce his bike documents before them.

“They said he could not produce a valid registration document of the bike. Since he was also drunk and was not wearing a helmet, the policemen issued a challan (fine) accordingly,” Singh said.

As per the new law, Rakesh was slapped with a fine of Rs16,000 — Rs 10,000 for drunk driving, Rs 5,000 for driving without registration documents and Rs 1,000 for riding a two-wheeler without helmet.

“Initially, he resisted and then kicked his motorcycle. As the vehicle fell on the road, he pulled its fuel pipe, spilling the petrol. Before the policemen could control him, he took out a matchbox and set the bike on fire,” an anonymous officer said.

The man was later taken to the Malviya Nagar police station and has been booked.

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