After teaching several VIP car owners a lesson in the New Delhi area, the Delhi Traffic Police have shifted their attention southwards.
A deputy inspector general-level intelligence officer was prosecuted for a defective number plate on the August Kranti Marg on Saturday.
"The officer, who is on deputation to an intelligence agency from the armed forces, was in his silver Hyundai Accent car. While the number plate of the car stated that it belonged to the police, the rear windshield had a "Press" sticker on it," said a senior Traffic Police officer.
He said the vehicle's registration number was noted down and the vehicle was traced to a person living in government quarters in Shivalik locality of Malviya Nagar.
"A traffic inspector was dispatched to the offender's home where the latter was served a challan for using a defective number plate," the officer said.
Though the offender was fined a mere Rs 100, the traffic police is in no mood to let him off just yet.
"Though the intelligence officer tried to throw his weight around, he has been personally warned to get his number plate changed. We will keep posting challans on his car till he complies," the officer added.