The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) issued a challan to the Hyderabad city police after personnel of the Golconda police station allegedly put up unauthorised flexes and hoardings under their jurisdiction.
The Golconda police was fined Rs 10,000 after the GHMC came across these posters welcoming the general public for Bonalu festivities at the temple in Golconda fort, which began this week.
The challan dated July 4, was issued under sections of the the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955.
According to media reports, the challan was later withdrawn after GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore spoke to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar.
āThere was miscommunication between GHMC and police department officials at the ground level. Dana Kishore spoke to Anjani Kumar and the issue has now been resolved,ā a GHMC statement reportedly stated.
However, many speculated if the GHMC decided to slap the fine just to prove a point, as just last week, the police had fined the chief of the municipal body.
Last week, Dana Kishore's official car was found to have pending traffic challans worth Rs 6,210.
The photos of a white Fortuner car belonging to the GHMC chief did the rounds on social media, in a major embarrassment to the municipal body. Most of the fines from the traffic police were for speeding and dangerous driving.
According to the traffic police's e-challan website, two violations took place near Chennama Hotel under the jurisdiction of the Rajendra Nagar traffic police, while two other violations took place under the Shamshabad traffic police's jurisdiction, near Harshaguda and Hamadula Nagar. The Vanasthali Puram Traffic Police also fined the vehicle for āoverspeeding /dangerous driving' near the city's Outer Ring Road (ORR). One more fine was near Gachibowli junction.
On learning about the incident, the IAS officer immediately paid off the fines. An official note from the GHMC's office said that the driver had been reprimanded, and warned not to violate traffic rules again.