A month back, the Thane traffic police had started taking action against cars who had pasted black films on car glasses. The traffic department has now collected Rs1.3 lakh in fines from this crackdown.
The police have taken action against 1171 cars in the Thane city area. The Naupada Police Station has taken action against the highest numbers of cars, 418, and collected Rs 36,600, said DCP Srikant Paropkari, Traffic Police department, Thane.
DCP Srikant Paropkari said that according to Motor Vehicle Act 100 (2), the police have given the right to take action against those who pasted black films on car windows as nothing is visible from outside the car.
Many criminals were using the these black films to hide from the police. Thane police then organised a special drive to take action against such cars.
In this drive, the Thane Nagar police station took action against 58 cars, the Kopri police station against 125 cars, the Kapurbawadi station police - against 154, the Kasarvadavli police station against 103, the Kalwa police station against 300.
The Mumbra police station took action against 23 and the Narpoli police station against 136 and the Wagale police station against 154.
Many had then removed their black films voluntarily and now people stopped installing the black films on the glasses of the cars, said a police officer.