Pending challans against CM KCR cars removed from website
After The Hans India broke the news that some unidentified persons were moving in cars using Chief Minister’s car number - TS09K666, the police, instead of apprehending the culprits, had removed all pending challans against the number from its website.
Hyderabad: After The Hans India broke the news that some unidentified persons were moving in cars using Chief Minister’s car number - TS09K666, the police, instead of apprehending the culprits, had removed all pending challans against the number from its website.
The Hans India brought to light how the police unmindfully issued challans to Chief Minister's cars but the police after realising their mistake removed them but still no arrests have been made.
A quick search in the ‘Telangana State Police Integrated E-challan System’ web portal now prompts a message “No Pending Challans”.
However, the police failed to identify the persons who masqueraded as the Chief Minister. It was not known if the police removed the challans after they themselves have paid the fine or someone else had paid the fine. Until a few days ago, there were as many as seven challans pending against the number for overspeeding or dangerous driving and wrong parking with a sum of Rs 7,845 to be paid.
However, it was evident that several individuals used Chief Minister’s vehicle number to get away without being challaned. Worse still, they could have had the idea of intruding into the official convoy of the Chief Minister. A Mercedes Benz car, Volvo, Volkswagen, and Toyota Fortuner were among the cars which had the Chief Minister’s vehicle number.
The CM's convoy comprises two Toyota Prado sports utility cars and four Toyota Fortuners with a registration number bearing TS09K6666. Though Indian laws don’t allow any two or more vehicles to have same number, for the Chief Minister, as a security measure, same number is used for several vehicles to make it difficult for one to know in which car the Chief Minister is moving.
Interestingly, the police officials claimed that somebody might have paid the amount. However, there is no trace to support their claims. The e-challan website features “Paid History’ tab, in case any violator paid the levied amount but in this case no such option was available.
When contacted by The Hans India, a senior police officer associated with the Hyderabad traffic said, “Somebody might have paid the challans,” said the officer, who doesn’t want to be quoted. He added that they will investigate the matter further.