IN UTTARAKHAND, OVERLY ZEALOUS COPS IMPOSED A TRAFFIC FINE ON A BULLOCK CART.

OVERLY ZEALOUS COPS IMPOSED A UTTARAKHAND TRAFFIC FINE ON A BULLOCK CART.

Uttarakhand Traffic fine

Uttarakhand Traffic fine policy now changing according to the new motor vehicle act,2019. Strange reports of challans being levied by overly zealous traffic officers have circulated since the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 came into effect two weeks ago. A truck driver was fined over Rs 2 lakh in Delhi . an auto driver in Bihar was fined Rs 1,000 for not wearing a seat belt despite the three-lack wheelers of such a clause, and animals were threatened in the interim.

Motor Vehicle Act

Under Section 81 of the Motor Vehicle Act, a bullock cart owner in Dehradun was recently fined Rs 1,000. Riaz Hassan was a bullock cart owner from Sahaspur’s Charba village. He claimed that he had parked his bullock cart next to his farmland near a nearby rivulet. Soon after a police team patrolling the town, led by sub-inspector Pankaj Kumar, arrived with a challan in hand.

The cops eventually tried to backtrack when  Hassan asked how they could even fine him.  since bullock carts are not protected by the Act, let alone the fact that his cart was parked outside of his own area. Soon after, the challan imposed was canceled.

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The police team was patrolling the area after receiving information on illegal mining. PD Bhatt was the in-charge of the Sahaspur police station. Bhatt also claimed that since most villagers transport sand leftover from mining on bullock carts, the team assumed Hassan’s cart was being used for this purpose.

E-challan

Besides that, due to the darkness, the team was also unable to differentiate between the bill books of the Motor Vehicle Act and those of other crimes, which tend to be quite similar. He continued that they wanted to charge him under the IPC but instead issued a challan under Section 81.

 

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