Traffic mishaps monitoring cell fares well, wins praise

Traffic mishaps monitoring cell fares well, wins praise
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The cell team visits the location of accidents, views CCTV footage for trail of evidence and questions eyewitnesses, speaks to victims, kin of deceased etc., and provides information to investigation officers for legal action.

Cyberabad: The Cyberabad Road Traffic Accident Monitoring Cell (RTA Monitoring Cell) launched on March 6 to ensure quality investigation into accident cases, particularly hit-and-run incidents, and document reasons, besides aiding the victims/families in getting compensation, detected 12 hit-and-run mishaps in two months. They include a murder case by Mailardevapally police which was initially registered as a 'hit and run' incident.

The cell team visits the location of accidents, views CCTV footage for trail of evidence and questions eyewitnesses, speaks to victims, kin of deceased etc., and provides information to investigation officers for legal action. The team works in perfect co-ordination with the law and order (L&O) police for better results.

The cases detected by the cell include a non-fatal case in KPHB on March 19 involving V Maheshwari, who was hit by a KSRTC bus, a non-fatal case of PS Rajendranagar on April 3, the case of biker Yerri Swamy who was hit by a car, another non-fatal case under PS Bachupally on April 21 when a two-wheeler rider was mowed down by an Ola cab.

In another non-fatal case on April 22 one Ravi, his wife and daughter riding a bike were hit by an RTC bus. The CC footage at Shamshabad bus stand detected the bus number. In yet another non-fatal case in Narsingi on March 2 the vehicle of one Dr Pavuluri Subba Rao along with his driver Rajesh, while travelling from Jubilee Hills to RGI Airport, was hit by a lorry. Rajendranagar PS CC footage helped in identifying the vehicle.

In a fatal case of PS Mailardevapally, the deceased Mohammad Khan( 67) was hit by an unknown car on May 6 while walking to Masjid for namaz. Based on CCTV footage and technical evidence, it was detected as a conspiracy-murder. The accused had planned to make it appear as a hit-and-run case. The accused Tajamul Baig, Javeed and Atiya Praveen were arrested and sent in judicial remand.

In March, D Srinivasa Rao (48) sitting on the rear side of an auto fell due to over-speeding, He died while undergoing treatment. The case was investigated by Shamirpet police. In another case, a biker Ameer (21) driving along with a friend from a function hit the divider and died on the spot in the Balanagar area. A pedestrian Ilyas (44) along with friends going to Shamirpet was hit by an auto driver Gaddam Anil Kumar, resulting in his death in the Shamirpet area. S Neerikshan Rao (25), an office-goer, going to Kalakkal village on a bike was fatally hit by a car in the Dundigal area in April.

Students S Anand Reddy (19) and G Javed (20) were killed instantly due to over-speeding after their bike hit a cow which also died. The incident occurred in Bachupally area. Boya Veera Swamy (47) driving an auto to Kukunoorupally crashed into a water tanker and died due to severe injuries on the spot in May in Shamirpet police limits.

The team is functioning under the leadership of Md Waheeduddin, Inspector. It includes R Veera Brahmam, SI, P Srinivasa Rao, ASI, and V Rami Reddy, K Sevya and P Anil Kumar, who put in efforts to detect cases and also to document reasons for road accidents. Cyberabad Traffic DCP SM Vijay Kumar is guiding the team.

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