Chennai police seized ten luxury cars for racing on the East Coast Road and arrested one person for allegedly driving over the foot of a police inspector on Sunday morning when he tried to stop the cars.
The arrested person, Raghav Krishnan, was driving a Lamborghini and ran over the foot of the inspector when police tried to stop the cars. The incident happened at around 6:30am near Akkarai. He was booked for rash driving and criminal intimidation. However, he was released later on bail.
The Times of India reported that the police claimed the men were racing near Akkarai but the drivers denied the allegations and said that they had gone for a breakfast event organised by a car company. Police added that several residents had complained about car racing on the ECR, after which they began checking cars on Sunday morning.
A police official told The New Indian Express that they tried to stop the cars but they did not stop near Akkarai. So, they posted more personnel near Uthandi tollgate and stopped the cars there. However, Raghav Krishnan did not stop there either and injured a police inspector. Police seized 10 luxury cars and took them to Kanathur police station.
Police added that the youngsters were very uncooperative and during enquiry, a few of them also posted a video on Facebook claiming that they were being harassed by the police. In the video, they claimed that because their cars made a loud noise, police thought they were racing. The youngsters further claimed that they have been charged for betting but said that they do so only in international circuits and not in India. They added that they had met near VGP and were heading to Kovalam for an event by Lamborghini.