Delhi Man rides Rs 15,000 scooter without helmet and papers, gets fined Rs 23,000

A resident of Delhi was fined a challan worth Rs 23,000 by Gurugram Police for flouting several rules.

As per the challan receipt his offences was Driving without license, Driving without a registration certificate, Driving without third party insurance, Violating air pollution and Driver without a helmet or turban.

His offences were just four but he says he was fined more than the costs of his bike.

After the Ministry of Law and Justice under the Government of India has notified the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 from 1st September fines for traffic violations or most of the cases, have become higher than before. In some cases multiplying even a thousand times.

The man Dinesh Madan while speaking with media said: “I am shocked and have not been able to sleep at night as it is not a small amount but a very big one. I was not carrying the documents with me and I told them (the police) that the documents are at home post which they asked me to have them brought over in 10 minutes. I informed that I am a resident of Delhi and we are near the Gurugram court, so how will I be able to get them? …Then they asked for my keys and said that it (Madan’s vehicle) is going to be impounded.”

The traffic police officer at the location said: “As Madan was not wearing his helmet, he was stopped by the on-duty traffic personnel. He was unable to produce his documents, when asked. Hence, the challan was issued.”

Madan left his scooter with the cops and has refused to pay the fine as yet and according to him the price of his second-hand scooter is hardly Rs 15,000.

Source : Various