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Wrong parking to attract criminal proceedings

HT Live Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 09, 2013
First Published: 21:57 IST(9/3/2013) | Last Updated: 22:04 IST(9/3/2013)

Next time you feel the urge to park your vehicle haphazardly without caring for the convenience of other commuters on city roads, think twice! In order to send out a stern message to wayward motorists who resort to parking at wrong places, Chandigarh police have begun initiating criminal proceedings against erring persons.

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Police officials claimed that not only would motorists parking wrongly on roadsides but also those indulging in illegal activities such as drinking in their four-wheelers be booked under the relevant provisions of law.

Chandigarh Police on Friday booked at least four persons on charge of endangering people's lives or creating obstructions in public way or line of navigation under Section 283 of Indian Penal Code.

Those booked at the Sector 3 police station included Suresh Kumar of Nayagoan, Harman Singh of Barnala, Bhim Singh of Sector 26, and Kamal Kuthila of Sector 27. All of them had parked their vehicles near Sector 9-D bus stop. They were arrested but bailed out later on.

Police source said that vehicles generally remained parked haphazardly in the area due to liquor vends on the stretch on the Madhya Marg. Complaint had been received from the public about blocking of road due to wrong parking of vehicles.

UT IGP RP Upadhyaya said, “We have decided to book motorists wherever there are complaints about blockage of roads. Besides this, if residents park their vehicles on roadsides and indulge in drinking and teasing girls, more serious provisions of law would be invoked, apart from those related to obstruction of public ways.”

RP Upadhyaya, UT IGP

We have decided to book motorists wherever there are complaints about blockage of roads. Besides this, if residents park their vehicles on roadsides and indulge in drinking and teasing girls, more serious provisions of law would be invoked.

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