PDRM Nabbed 61 Teens Who Were Caught Using 'Basikal Lajak' On New Year's Eve In KL
On New Year's Eve, a handful of teenagers went down to Dataran Merdeka to join in on the festivities.
However, 61 of them were nabbed by the police for using 'basikal lajak'.
The teenagers were found using their 'basikal lajak' in the middle of the road at Jalan Raja and Jalan Parlimen
KL Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Zulkefly Yahya said, "When we wanted to stop them, some of them ran away and left their bicycles in the middle of the road."
"We managed to seize 69 illegally modified bicycles which were found to not have any brakes."
He also added that there were no lights or bells on the bikes.
The suspects were taken to the Jalan Bandar Traffic Police Station
Zulkefly said that the teenagers' parents were contacted before they were released and after their statements were taken.
The case is being investigated under Section 112 (3) of the Road Transport Act 1987. It reads: A police officer may detain any bicycle, electric bicycle, or tricycle in respect of which an offence has been committed within his view.
Earlier in November, Bukit Aman warned that they will take legal action against parents whose children are caught using 'basikal lajak':