Video of 1,000cc superbike using at 300 km per hour goes viral; Bengaluru police seize it

Bengaluru, July 21

Bengaluru police have seized a software program engineer’s 1,000cc superbike after a video of him using at practically 300 km per hour (kmph) on a metropolis flyover went viral on social media, mentioned an official on Tuesday.

“Going at a dangerous speed of almost 300 kmph at Electronic city flyover, putting his own and others life at risk…,” mentioned Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil.

Patil mentioned the Central Crime Branch (CCB) has seized the bike and handed it over to the site visitors police division for additional motion.

In the video, which is greater than a minute lengthy, 29-year-old Muniyappa, is seen zooming on his blue bike. Beginning close to Madiwala, the 13 km lengthy flyover terminates at Electronic City the place a number of IT workplaces are situated.

“Muniyappa was speeding on the flyover because the lockdown is offering him the option of empty roads. The traffic is very less so he could manage that way,” advised CCB Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kuldeep Jain to IANS.

Though the police couldn’t work out the precise day he pulled off the stunt, Jain mentioned it might have occurred previously week itself as the town was beneath lockdown. “He was just trying to show off. He thought its bravery and fascinating to ride his 1,000 cc motorcycle at that mind-blowing speed,” advised Jain disapprovingly.

The rider shot the video from what appeared like a helmet-mounted digital camera and commenced recording when his bike was rushing round 90 kmph.

He began negotiating the site visitors and more and more hit the throttle, crossing a metropolis bus, some auto-rickshaws, vans, vehicles and different two-wheelers, as he zigzagged from left to proper earlier than getting onto the flyover.

Muniyappa acquired onto the flyover at a velocity of 140 kmph to solely speed up a lot larger and instantly reached a velocity of 200 km and above. With no site visitors over an extended stretch, he reached speeds ranging between 290-299 kmph for a great period of time to solely decelerate after seeing a Toyota Etios, Innova and a two-wheeler.

Decelerating to simply above 100 kmph, he shortly overtook the three autos to once more race again to speeds ranging above 200 kmph because the video culminated.

It was not tough to hint the violator as Muniyappa gave himself up by importing the video on social media. 

“He had uploaded the video on social media. We were able to get his Instagram handle. Based on his Instagram handle we used our cyber experts to procure his phone number and other details and we could get him,” mentioned Jain.

The DCP mentioned racing, wheeling and associated site visitors offences are a daily characteristic in Bengaluru however largely through the night time. “We conduct special checks late in the night just to bust these speeding violators during normal times,” he mentioned. IANS

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