ILLEGAL NAMEPLATES CARRYING POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ON VEHICLES FINED BY UTTARAKHAND TRAFFIC POLICE
Uttarakhand‘s traffic police unit fined 6,488 automobiles for reportedly having illegal nameplates with political, religious, and caste references, as per police officials.
During a campaign, the cops took this initiative. Police have collected a fine of Rs. 31.51 lakh from violators, according to data released by the traffic police department.
Nainital issued the most challans (1551) out of the total 13 districts, preceded by Tehri Garhwal (1520) and Haridwar (1339) challans. Nainital police collected Rs 7.93 lakh in fines, Tehri Garhwal police collected Rs 7.60 lakh, and Haridwar police collected Rs 6.19 lakh.
In the other major districts, 605 violators were issued challans in US Nagar, while 596 were fined in Dehradun.
Violators were also given challans for speeding and rash driving. Nainital had the most challans, with 41 vehicles seized, followed by Dehradun, which had 695 challans and five vehicles seized. In Haridwar, 517 challans were issued, and 101 vehicles were seized.
The drive, as per Kewal Khurana, deputy inspector general of Uttarakhand traffic police, is now being held to punish those that have illegal nameplates with religious, political, or caste symbols or signs.
Motor Vehicle Act
It’s also essential, according to Khurana, that having such nameplates is against the Motor Vehicle Act of 1989. But other than that, previous investigations have revealed that the owners of such vehicles have been involved in illegal activities.
Traffic cops would also launch a campaign to prosecute stunt bikers who use pressure horns, modified silencers, or triple travel on two wheels.