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Yumananagar police to issue postal challans

punjab Updated: Feb 07, 2014 00:43 IST
Vishal Joshi
Vishal Joshi
Hindustan Times
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Aimed at checking allegations of corruption against the traffic cops, the Yamunanagar police authorities have decided to issue postal challans to the traffic rule offenders.

Superintendent of police Shashank Anand told Hindustan Times on Wednesday that there was a dire need to evolve a new way to identify the offenders and penalising them through minimum police-offender contact.

Under the plan, the policemen would be given hand-held movie cameras to record the traffic rule violations. The offenders would be free to watch the said violation recorded on camera.

Yamunanagar will be the second district after Karnal, where Anand had implemented the project in January this year during his tenure as SP on the trial basis.

Anand said that several metro cities including Bengaluru and Mumbai had opted to maintain an eye on the traffic rule violators through the close circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

"With the available resources, the police in Haryana could effectively curb the offences and our experience in Karnal confirms it. Under the plan, the owner of the violator is tracked from the data bank of the registered vehicles and the challan is dispatched at the given postal address," he said.
In January, out of total eight postal challans issued in Karnal, five offenders had deposited penalty.

"It is often alleged that policemen on traffic management duty indulge in corruption. But now the police would silently record the violations and issue a challan detail to the owner of the vehicles," said Anand.

SP said that there would be a focus to curb underage driving and policemen would be deputed at various spots to sensitise the public against the nuisance.

"It is also observed that people often dispute the police's claim on crime including, the traffic rule offences. But the recorded live images would identify those driving the vehicle and committing offences," said the Yamunanagar SP.