Peshawar authorities apologise after Sikh motorcyclist issued challan for not wearing helmet
Traffic police authorities in Peshawar city of Pakistan on Thursday apologised to the Sikh community after a Sikh motorcyclist was “mistakenly” issued a challan for not wearing a helmet. A traffic warden had on Tuesday issued the challan to the Sikh youth riding the motorcycle for non-use of the helmet.
A spokesman of the traffic police said the youth was “mistakenly” challaned by the warden. He said authorities have tendered an apology to a delegation of the Sikh community, who brought the issue to their notice.
Sikhs are exempted from the use of helmet while riding motorcycles, the spokesman said. The provincial legislature in northwest Pakistan is likely to debate the issue.