Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

Traffic Terrorism, Says Akhilesh Yadav Over Noida Techie's Death After Spat With Traffic Cops

A Noida resident had alleged that his 35-year-old son died of heart attack at a hospital after an altercation with the traffic police over a suspected violation.


Updated:September 11, 2019, 11:49 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav. (PTI file photo).

Lucknow (UP): Slamming the UP government over the death of a techie allegedly after an altercation with traffic police over suspected violation, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday demanded that it end the "harassment" of people by rejecting the "repressive rules" like other states.

"It is very saddening that due to traffic terrorism of the BJP government, in Noida a software engineer died due to heart attack during vehicle checking. I express my condolences for the grieved family," Akhilesh said in a tweet.

"BJP-ruled Gujarat has rejected the repressive rules, UP government should also stop harassment in the state," he added.

A Noida resident had alleged that his 35-year-old son died of heart attack at a hospital after an altercation with the traffic police over a suspected violation.

The Noida Police said the incident took place on September 8 evening in Ghaziabad and the traffic police personnel involved were from that district.

The deceased worked at a software company. The man, a diabetic, was in his car with his elderly parents when the traffic policemen intercepted him for checking near the CISF Cut, according to officials.

The 65-year-old father of the deceased had alleged "misbehaviour by the traffic police" in the name of checking under the "stricter new Motor Vehicles Act".

"It wasn't a case of rash driving or anything. There were two elderly people sitting inside the car, yet they hit the car with batons... This is no way of checking. I don't think there's any rule that allows it," the father had said.

"The man in the white uniform who had come for inspection did not appear someone of a very high rank or someone authorized to check all these things," a video clip purportedly shows him saying.

Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna had, however, said, "After inquiry it came to light that the deceased was prima facie diabetic in nature and he died due to heart attack. The place of incident was near CISF Cut in district Ghaziabad. It happened at around 6 PM."

The Gujarat government on Tuesday announced a drastic cut in the newly introduced penalties for traffic violations under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results