His car has been grounded for almost a year

BJP member defence spokesperson fined for not wearing helmet while driving carsImage: Bengaluru Traffic Police
news Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 20:42

Looks like Bengaluru Traffic Police is on a spree distributing notices to the residents ever since it made the pillion rider helmet rule mandatory.  Recently state BJP spokesperson Prakash Sesharaghavachar received a challan for not wearing helmet while driving his car. Traffic police issued a similar notice to the Ministry of Defence spokesperson MS Patil.

On Saturday, Patil got a shock when he received the notice which had mentioned the registration number of the car, a Daewoo Matiz that had been grounded for almost a year.

Patil, who is a resident of Bengaluru, said that Bengaluru City Police just wants to show off the “spectacular job” they are doing, however issuing fake challans was no way to do it.

 “I was asked to come to the police station to get it rectified, but why should I go for a technical error they committed. Just because they want to show the numbers, they cannot put public into distress. It is their job to verify and send notices,” said Patil.

“I have not even taken the car out in a year,” he added.

On February 24, Prakash received a challan for not wearing a helmet in his car. Later the city police rectified and issued another challan charging him for parking the car on zebra crossing. 

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