'Tinted' transport secy caught unawares, gives flimsy excuse
While the Punjab Police continued its rather aggressive campaign to remove black films from vehicles, the state transport secretary was spotted roaming in his official car with tinted glasses on Saturday.punjab Updated: Aug 05, 2012 11:21 IST
While the Punjab Police continued its rather aggressive campaign to remove black films from vehicles, the state transport secretary was spotted roaming in his official car with tinted glasses on Saturday.
Transport secretary Mandeep Singh's car (No: PB-21C-0001) was part of the convoy of transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar, when he reached here to lay the foundation stone of an administration block.
When pointed out that his secretary was violating the apex court's ruling, the minister tried to justify him, "Sometimes even senior officials can commit mistakes inadvertently".
"When I became minister I also sat in a vehicle with tinted glasses, as I was not aware of the new rules," he said, adding that he would instruct the official not to repeat this mistake again.
Mandeep tried to justify the black film in his official car saying "the film on the windowpanes was under the permissible limits".
When told that the supreme court's ruling did not permit even zero-number film, the secretary was at the loss of words and evaded response.
Meanwhile, the secretary's driver drove away the car and returned after ten minutes to the venue of the function after removing the black film.
The police have installed special barriers at several places in the city to challan the vehicles with tinted glasses. Apart from removing the films, they are also imposing fines on the violators.
First Published: Aug 05, 2012 11:15 IST