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Noida Police plan to dispose of rusting seized vehicles, beautify stations

An 8-member team of senior cops will categorise around 3,000 seized vehicles dumped in 21 stations and auction them.

noida Updated: Jun 08, 2017 23:52 IST
Sohil Sehran
Impounded vehicles dumped at Sector 54 police station in Noida.
Impounded vehicles dumped at Sector 54 police station in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)

Concerned over the rise in the number of seized vehicles at the police stations across Noida and Greater Noida, the police chief has ordered immediate disposal of vehicles at the earliest to free up space on their premises.

As many as 3,000 vehicles, both two-wheelers and four-wheelers, are gathering dust at the 21 police stations. These vehicles were impounded by the local police as case properties as they were either involved in accidents or crimes.

A, eight-member team of senior police officers — inspectors and circle officers — has been constituted to categorise the seized vehicles and dispose them of accordingly.

Senior superintendent of police, Love Kumar said, “We will be disposing of these vehicles to some extent within a month’s time. Most of the vehicles were seized in criminal cases and, hence, we need a clearance from court.”

He said that the court procedure will take us a month, by which time they will dispose of vehicles for which they don’t need clearance from the court. “We held a meeting with the district magistrate in this regard. With regard to some of the seized vehicles, we need a clarification from the regional transport authority. The issue has to be sorted out with them,” Kumar said.

The step will free up more space at the dumpyard at police stations, where the seized vehicles are currently gathering dust. Moreover, the spaces occupied at police stations by these vehicles are proposed to be beautified.

Officials said at least 15 vehicles, including bikes, cars and heavy vehicles, were seized in connection with different cases at these police stations. At police stations, the officers do not even have the wherewithal to keep the cars in good shape.

The decision came after the city police chief spotted seized vehicles needlessly occupying space and gathering dust on his visit to police stations. As per rules, these vehicles are to be auctioned every three months, but the same hasn’t happened in Gautam Budh Nagar district over the last two years, police sources said.

Often, owning to the inordinate delay in disposing them of, all that’s left of hundreds of seized luxury cars are a few spare parts and tyres.