One after the bike was stolen from a youth, Hyderabad Traffic Police sends multiple e-challan fines for six months!
With the growing use of e-challan in India, many have complained about received wrong challans in the past while many others have complained about duplicate numberplates. However, this bizarre incident matches none other.
A young owner of Yamaha FZ16 motorcycle received multiple e-challans by Hyderabad Traffic Police over six months recently. However, the owner never rode the bike on those days because it was stolen from him over a year back!
S Seshadri, who is a resident of Netaji Nagar of Kushiguda, lodged a complained to the police department of the city about a stolen bike on January 29, 2018. The Yamaha FZ16 owned by him was allegedly stolen from the parking in front of his house last year, and the Rochakonda commissioner filed the complaint. Over time, the bike was not found, and nobody did much about it.
However, Seshadri started received e-challans in the second half of 2018 from various dates and locations for the stolen bike. There were as many as six e-challans sent to him by the traffic police department who fined the owner from the help of the pictures from other motorists and surveillance cameras on the roads.
All the e-challans received by the owner were about helmetless riders on the bike. The owner then took the challans to the Rachakonda police station who assured that they would investigate the case and help the complainant to find his bike.
A total of Rs 810 pending fines were sent to the owner of the bike for six instances of not wearing the helmet while riding. The owner, after getting frustrated, shared the whole incident on the social media platform along with the FIR details of the case. However, the police are yet to come back with a solution.
A similar case has come from Ahmedabad where the owner of a Suzuki Access 125 received e-challans five years after his scooter was stolen. Later it turned out that the scooter was sold through a police auction, but the RTO department never updated the same in their database.