Crack down on government vehicles with tinted windows, irrespective of VIP status, is the DGP’s directive.
Director general of police Dinesh Reddy has passed on instructions to all police stations to ensure that no government vehicle, irrespective of VIP status, should be allowed to run with black films on window. “Challan each one of them, and if this persists, book a case,” is the directive from the top cop, it is learnt.
All senior police officers are advised to comply with the law first so that others cannot point fingers at them. On the third day of Operation Black Tape, the police issued challans to over 10,000 vehicles. This included 50 vehicles that belonged to various police departments.
Additional commissioner of police (traffic) CV Anand took the lead in removing the tinted film on his car windows.
The City’s traffic police has formed two dozen teams which are conducting special drives at different places in the City. Each team is led by a police inspector. Car decor experts accompany the police so that they can remove the tinted tape for a price.
On the other side is the awareness campaign. The police have so far distributed seven lakh leaflets that explain why the black tapes are to be removed and the need to follow traffic rules, said ACP Riyazul Haq.
(With additional reporting by Rahul Ramakrishna)
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