Unin­sured? Cops book bul­lock cart un­der amended MV Act

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Ishita [email protected] times­group.com

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.”

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