Hundreds of residents of Udayagiri led by former Mayor Ayub Khan yesterday staged a rasta roko in Udayagiri on Mysore-Mahadevapura Road protesting against the unscientific method adopted by the Police in their drive against helmetless riders in city.

The protestors alleged that the Police, who keep themselves away from public view, swoop on helmetless riders suddenly resulting in accidents and shouted slogans against the Police.

Even as DCP (Law and Order) A.N. Rajanna tried to convince the agitated mob, the protest continued. However, the protest was called off after DCP Rajanna met Ayub Khan and held talks.

Meanwhile, Ayub Khan who welcomed the action of the Police on helmetless riders said that the unscientific method of checking had led to several accidents which could have been averted.

Udayagiri Inspector R.P. Ashok and staff assisted by CRPF personnel were pressed into service to prevent any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, City Traffic Police have urged the citizens to co-operate with them in their drive of safeguarding the lives of riders instead of resorting to protests which prevents them from performing their duties.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore