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Kudos! To Noida police for taking a humane stand. From June 10 taking video of road accident will become an punishable offense. According to the Gautam Budh Nagar police, there have been numerous instances where the victim were seen screaming for help but the people present at the site turned a deaf ear and kept taking videos, clickjng selfies.
The Noida police have instructed the traffic police to book such offenders under the Motor Vehicle Act Section 122/177 (obstruction to traffic movement). This has come as a reminder of an advisory issued by the Centre in March 2016. The guidelines were subsiquently approved by the Supreme Court.
Speaking to reporters, the Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Anil Kumar Jha said it has beckmd a trend to out the videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. He informed that in such a situation, the Gautam Budh Nagar traffic police provides the first-aid after reaching the spot.
Official data shows, in Gautam Budh Nagar, around 220 people have lost lives and 393 suffered injuries in 481 cases of road accidents road accidents between January 1 to May 31 this year.