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Fine from traffic violators to fill fuel in police vehicles

To fill fuel tanks of the police force vehicles, the Punjab government has come up with an innovative idea under which the entire "collection" made from traffic violators would be deposited in a newly-dedicated bank account and the money would further be used to bear petrol/diesel expenses of police of respective districts.

punjab Updated: Jan 27, 2014 23:33 IST
Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar

To fill fuel tanks of the police force vehicles, the Punjab government has come up with an innovative idea under which the entire "collection" made from traffic violators would be deposited in a newly-dedicated bank account and the money would further be used to bear petrol/diesel expenses of police of respective districts.


In a special communiqué, the office of the director general of police has instructed all commissioners of police and SSPs of various districts to open a new bank account and ensure that the fine collected from traffic violators is deposited in that account only.

It is an open secret that the Punjab Police owe huge amount of money to various petrol pumps in the state while various filling stations had several times refused to provide more fuel to police until the outstanding dues are cleared.

The force had been instructed to collect fine from traffic defaulters on the spot up to `1,000 and instead of depositing it into the government treasury, the amount be deposit in the new bank account opened for POL (Petrol, Oil & Lubricants), revealed a cop, pleading anonymity.

Though the above-said move will ease out the situation for cops to fill their fuel tanks in future, to more fine on traffic defaulters cannot be ruled out to make more collections in order to ensure flow of fuel, he added.

When contacted, Fazilka SSP Ashok Bath acknowledged that traffic fine was now being deposited in the bank account instead of government treasury.