Hyderabad: Cyberabad Traffic police wrote to the Telangana Road Transport Authority (RTA) to cancel the driving license of Tollywood actor Dr Rajashekar, as he is an accused in an accident case.
On November 13, the actor, while returning home from Ramoji Film city, had a narrow escape on the Outer Ring Road. His Mercedes car hit the median, turned turtle and fell on the opposite lane of the ORR. The vehicle was completely damaged.
Passengers travelling on the opposite lane noticed the accident and came to his rescue. They identified Rajashekar and pulled the actor out, he escaped with minor injuries. The Cyberabad traffic cops categorised ‘over speeding’ to be the cause of the accident.
An investigation into the accident revealed that there are 21 challans issued against the Mercedes out of which 19 challans were for over speeding. In one particular case, the vehicle was found zooming at a speed of 160 km per hour.
The letter addressed to the RTA stated, “It is to inform that Dr Rajashekar on November 13 drove his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner. The vehicle hit the median, but no fatal accidents were reported. The probe revealed over speeding to be the cause of the accident.”
It further added that since the said person drove the vehicle dangerously, it was felt that he lacked the skills and diligence to drive vehicles on different roads.
The enforcement agency also wrote to RTA for the cancellation of Abhilash Pedakotla’s driving license. The latter is the man responsible for the first death on the biodiversity flyover. Abhilash, a resident of Kukatpally, on November 10, was travelling on the Biodiversity flyover. In a drunken condition, Abhilash drove his car (Hyundai i20, bearing license plate TS08 FY 1069) hit a bike from behind, killing two on the spot and injuring four others. It was the first freak accident reported on the newly inaugurated biodiversity flyover.
As per the direction of the SC committee on road safety, the respective state transport department is authorised to take action as per MV Act to disqualify people involved in certain serious violations (drunken driving, driving while using a phone, carrying people in goods vehicle) by revoking their driving license.