Uninsured? Cops book bullock cart under amended MV Act
Dehradun: A bullock cart owner was penalised by police in UP’s Sahaspur under the new Motor Vehicles Act. Cops issued a challan to the owner on Saturday. However, after realising that there was no provision of penalising a bullock cart under the MV Act, police decided to cancel the challan.
Riaz Hassan, owner of the cart, had parked the cart next to his farm on Saturday. A police team, headed by sub-inspector Pankaj Kumar, was patrolling the area when it found the cart parked with no one around. After inquiring with the locals, they found that the cart was owned by Hassan.
Police drove the bullock cart to Hassan’s house and handed him a challan of Rs 1,000 under section 81 of
PD Bhatt, in-charge of Sahaspur police station, said the police team was patrolling the area after receiving information on illegal mining. Bhatt said, “Most of the villagers take sand left after mining on bullock carts, the team thought that Hassan’s cart was being used for the purpose. It was also dark. The team head couldn’t figure out the difference between the bill books of MV Act and the one of other offenses. They look similar. They wanted to book him under the IPC but ended up issuing a challan under the MV Act.”