Hooters, beacons made to climb down
THE DRIVE to remove beacon lights and hooters from the vehicles flouting norms proved effective in presence of director, Traffic IG Brijlal on Thursday. Brijlal?s presence at the Hazratganj crossing gave boost to the traffic policemen in pouncing upon the vehicles of politicians and officials fitted with beacon lights and hooters.india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 01:24 IST
Even Khurshid not spared
THE DRIVE to remove beacon lights and hooters from the vehicles flouting norms proved effective in presence of director, Traffic IG Brijlal on Thursday. Brijlal’s presence at the Hazratganj crossing gave boost to the traffic policemen in pouncing upon the vehicles of politicians and officials fitted with beacon lights and hooters.
Verbal duals between cops and the influential owners of vehicles took place in the course of enforcing the government order.
The vehicles found flouting norms included those of UP Congress Committee president Salman Khurshid, president of Samajwadi Party (SP) Vyapar Sabha, assistant commissioner, Income Tax and brother of an ex-minister.
The second day of the drive began with a bang after the arrival of IG Brijlal at Hazratganj.
The first vehicle spotted by the traffic policemen was a Scorpio fitted with hooters. The driver initially tried to influence the cops saying that the vehicle was owned by State Congress chief Salman Khurshid. IG Brijlal came to the rescue of the constables and snubbed the driver and seized his driving licence immediately. The licence was returned only after the hooters were removed.
The owner of another vehicle fitted with two hooters tried to rebuff the attempt of the cops when the latter forced him to remove it. The man identified himself as brother of ex-minister Ramvir Upadhyaya. But, the traffic men removed the hooters forcibly.
The height of misuse of influence in the corridors of powers was witnessed after the cops stopped a car fitted with red beacon and hooters. The car was owned by the president of the ruling party’s traders’ wing. The policemen removed the lights and the hooters.
Two other vehicles owned by SP leader Gurpreet Sharma and alleged co-coordinator of Bahujan Samaj Party too were caught carrying the party’s name on the plate instead of the number. The drivers failed to produce relevant documents when asked by the cops.
The policemen removed blue beacon light from the car of assistant commissioner, Income Tax, too. IG Brijlal said that the campaign would be continue till June 15.
On the other hand, an order issued jointly by RTO Gangaphal and SP (Traffic) Onkar Singh warned unauthorised people to remove beacon lights and hooters from their vehicles.