E-CHALLAN SYSTEM DURING PANDEMIC-
After the unlocking began after the second lockdown in India, the crowd in the public places is slowly returning to its normal conditions. With the increasing number of people, the traffic in the country is also increasing. The traffic police department has also reported an increase in the number of traffic violations in India. The use of the e-challan system is adopted in most of the states in the country, making it easier for traffic police o deal with the violators. Not only this, but the violators can now easily pay off their fines, and check their challan status through the online portals that the governments have launched.
Despite all these facilities that the police and the governments have provided to the people in the country, there is still a considerable section of people who are still not making proper use of the e-system that is being provided. There are many people who are continuously violating traffic norms.
ROAD ACCIDENT IN KOLKATA-
One such incident occurred in Kolkata on the 1st of July 2021. A fatal accident occurred involving a bus.
- This road accident caused the death of a police constable and severely injured 18 other police officials.
- Although the bus driver sped off immediately after the accident, he was caught later on.
- The bus driver of the Metiabruz-Howrah bus was caught by the police on the following Saturday night.
- After the bus driver was caught, the police did a thorough check on the driver and found out that the driver was a serious traffic rules violator.
- He was charged with violations of 10 major traffic norms.
- These Motor Vehicles Act cases were still going on, and most of these cases were regarding violations of the speed limit.
- The traffic police also informed that 89 cases of traffic violations were recorded under the registration number of the bus.
The bus driver was charged under the following section of the Indian Penal Code:
- Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 304 (II)-
Under this section, the bus driver was punishable for culpable homicide, not amounting to murder.