Hyderabad: Cyberabad’s Road Traffic Accident Monitoring Cell (RTA monitoring cell) has detected a total of 12 ‘hit and run’ cases, including a murder since March.
The cell was specially formed to ensure quality investigation in accident cases, especially hit and run cases. It also prepares a documentation of the exact reasons for accidents.
“The team visits the accident spots, checks for the surveillance camera trails for evidence and enquires the eye-witnesses if any. They also speak to the family and relatives of the victims,” police said, adding that the information is provided to the investigation officers for further legal action. The team works in perfect coordination with the law and order police for better results, officials said.
The cell helped in detection of a murder case, which was being picturised as a road accident at Mailardevpally in the first week of May. One Mohd Khan (67) was hit by an unknown car while he was walking on the road. The RTA Cell visited the crime spot at Vattepally in Mailardevapally and examined the surveillance camera footage.
“Based on the analysis of the surveillance camera footage and other technical evidence, it was detected that it was actually a conspiracy and murder and the suspects had planned it to picture it as a case of hit and run instead,” police, who arrested three persons in connection with the murder, said.
In another case, one Maheshwari, a motorist was hit by an unidentified bus resulting in injuries at Kukatpally. The RTA cell team visited the spot, examined the surveillance camera footage and found out that bus belonged to the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation.
Similarly in a case reported in Rajendranagar in April, one person identified as Swamy, a motorist coming from Mehdipatnam from Aramgarh on his bike was hit by a car. The RTA Cell visited the scene and examined the surveillance camera footage and identified the car driver as Mujeeb Khan. An OLA cab driver was also arrested in a hit-and-run case in Bachupally.
The team has identified certain reasons for accidents based on comprehensive study of the case, which include observation of the scene, vehicles, victim and eyewitness accounts and surveillance camera footage.