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Video: Horse racing on Noida expressway, cops suspect gambling

Gautam Budh Nagar cops are investigating another incident where two horses were racing on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Saturday morning.

noida Updated: Jul 11, 2017 09:09 IST
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A screenshot from the video of the race that took place on Saturday morning (July 8) on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
A screenshot from the video of the race that took place on Saturday morning (July 8) on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.(CCTV footage grab)

On the day when a Lamborghini was hit by a speeding Swift Dzire killing one person, another video has emerged of what looks like horse racing on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. The video went viral on social media networks on Sunday. After scanning the video, cops suspect that gamblers riding bikes alongside the horses were involved in the racing on Saturday morning at 7.30 am.

The video, which was shot by a passerby, shows a brown stallion and a brown-white stallion racing each other on the expressway, with some bikers chasing them, hooting and bucking up the jockeys.

After the video went viral on social networking sites, the Gautam Budh Nagar police swung into action and started scanning the footage of CCTV cameras installed on the expressway.

Commenting on the incident, Anil Kumar Jha, superintendent of police (traffic) said, “We had scanned the footage of CCTV cameras installed on the expressway. The event took place on Saturday morning around 7.30am near Sector 128. The two horses got on to the expressway near Jaypee Greens Wish Town in Sector 128.”

“While one horse ran up to 500 metres before getting off the road (expressway), the other horse ran for more than three kilometres before exiting the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway near Amity University in Sector 125,” he said.

The police official said it is prohibited to bring animals on to the expressway.

“We are investigating the matter and the men who were seen in the CCTV footage will also be questioned. We will take necessary action against the offenders,” said Jha.

The men who were chasing the horses on motorcycles and an autorickshaw were seen shooting videos on their cellphones and cheering on the jockeys.