Cops crack whip on luxury cars, 33 fined
Taking note of the BMW mishap, police and district transport officer (DTO) Anil Kumar Garg held a special drive against luxury cars at Ferozepur Road on Thursday evening.punjab Updated: Nov 01, 2014 14:30 IST
Taking note of the BMW mishap, police and district transport officer (DTO) Anil Kumar Garg held a special drive against luxury cars at Ferozepur Road on Thursday evening.
The police slammed challans on 33 traffic violators, including the son of an additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP).
Most of the violators were challaned for having tinted glasses and some for missing documents.
The police also issued slammed a challan for drunken driving.
To keep transparency in the drive, the police also involved members of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and people from different walks of society.
The police team also stopped the car of a Canadian politician and member of the legislative assembly of Alberta Peter Sandhu and checked the documents. The police let him go after the officers checked all.
Though some people tried to influence the police by calling up senior officials, political leaders and other influential people, they denied favouring them.
Traffic zone in-charge Gagandeep Singh said the team had also installed speed gun to check the speed of vehicles, but none was found speeding.
He said the traffic wing had requested the authorities to provide more speed guns to police to deter speeding in the city.
He claimed that the officials have agreed to provide them with speed guns.
On the night of October 25, two friends died in a road mishap in the Sarabha Nagar area, while another friend suffered severe injuries as the BMW car they were travelling in rammed into roadside trees.
Taking cognisance of the incident, the police have initiated special drive to deter speeding and reckless driving in the city.