Less busy and isolated roads in the town have become favourite destinations for stunt bikers, who can be seen performing dangerous stunts that pose danger not only to their lives but of the commuters as well.
Finding no cops around, these stunt bikers suddenly appear on such roads and start performing stunts. They manage to flee the spot as soon as they sense some cops moving around. However, the young stunt bikers hardly bother the presence of the locals even as many women riders can be seen stumbling before these roadies.
Some of the roadies have also got hooters fitted in their bikes. They easily dodge cops and sound a blast as they pass through busy markets and streets on high speed, giving little chance to commuters to note down their registration number.
Moving at very high speed, the bikers scratch their side stand on the road at sharp turns and produce fire while leaving behind damage marks on the roads. Some other can be seen lifting front and rear tyres of their bikes, while other few skid their two wheelers up to a long distance.
These daring youths, most of the time, remain lucky to escape injuries. In case of injury, they hide it from their parents and take treatment at some private clinic.
Meesha (name changed), a women scooter rider, claimed that Saili road and a newly-constructed road along Khaddi rivulet was favorite destinations of these stunt bikers in Pathankot. "I not only fear for myself being hit by these stunt biking enthusiasts, but for their lives as well. After all they are children of some mother," she added.
Surinder Kumar, a local, said the youth must not be given high speed bikes that put their lives in danger. "Police need to keep a tab on the stunt bikers by increasing patrolling on isolated roads," he added.
"We will deploy more personnel to check the activities of stunt bikers," said Rakesh Kaushal, senior superintendent of police (SSP).
The SSP said police were already checking horns fitted in bikes and a warning had also been issued against the use of hooters.
The drive to check stunt biking would be intensified further with the help of NGOs, he added.