Police apprehended a man driving around with fake ‘police’ sticker on his car, along with multiple other infractions.
Traffic laws in India are getting stricter, and penalties for defaulters have been rising. Still, there are a lot of people who aren’t afraid of the law, and would take some rather obscure liberties with it. One such case has been discovered in Hyderabad. A man, identified as Sandeep, was drive around in his Honda Civic with a fake ‘Police’ sticker on the inside of his windshield, thus pretending to be an officer of the law. By doing this, the perp avoiding being stopped at police check-posts.
According to the police, this wasn’t his only crime. The man had tinted windows on his car, which have outlawed quite a while back. The car also used a fake number plate with fancy lettering. In case you were wondering, this is also illegal. The original registration of the car stated the number to be AP16BE0300. Instead of the original number, the car was being driven around with a fancy fake number, AP16BE3. In such cases, the police can even cancel the registration of the car altogether and seize the vehicle.
While a case has been registered against the individual and the vehicle has been seized, it is not yet clear if he will be prosecuted under the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, or the current ones we have in operation. The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act had recently increased fines for traffic violations by a huge margin. This was done in effort to discourage motorists from breaking the law and raking up infractions. The implementation, however, is crucial for this to happen. Many laws and regulations are simply ignored by the public due to improper implementation by the police.
In a somewhat similar story, the police force of Noida, Uttar Pradesh, had earlier fined thousands of vehicles driving around with irregularities, like fake stickers, tinted windscreens, and fancy number plates. Any vehicle can be stopped at a regular police check-posts and inspected, failing which it could be fined, and impounded if necessary.