WILL THE HIGH court come out with a harsher penalty against those using completely tinted glasses in vehicles? It seems very likely, considering the way the court pulled up the traffic bosses. The court was unhappy, as such vehicles became safe getaways for kidnappers, rapists and other criminals.
Top officers of the State, including ADG (crime and law) Padman Singh, IG (Traffic), Brij Lal, Home Secretary NK Srivastava and SP Traffic Omkar Singh were present before the Bench of the High Court here on Monday. The Bench comprised Justice DP Singh and Justice Jagmohan Paliwal. They administration brass had appeared on the orders of the court on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a city lawyer HS Jain.
When the court questioned why no action was taken against those using such glasses, they said they could hardly do anything more than slapping a fine of Rs 100 on the violator. The law doesn’t permit more penalty, they added and this was why they were helpless in enforcing the tinted glasses norm. However, the Home Secretary added that the State was ready to deploy more forces to help the traffic police curb the menace.
The court reserved its decision.