In a bid to check the criminal activities in the capital city of Odisha, the Commissionerate Police has undertaken a special drive in Bhubaneswar against bike riders using vehicles without number plate or using fancy number-plate on which the numbers are not properly written as per the rules of the Motor Vehicle Act (MV Act).
It is experienced that due to want of proper number plates, police faces difficulties to identify the vehicles involved in the criminal activities and sometimes criminal and antisocial elements slip away. As per the direction of Commissioner of Police, a special drive was organized on Sunday at all important crossing of the capital city, in which staff of all police stations including the traffic police participated.
During the checking drive, police station officers have detected 980 defaulters and compounded the offence under the provision of Odisha Urban Police Acts (OUP ACT) and MV Act, while the Traffic officers compounded 310 such offenders.
The violators had to shell out spot fine of a minimum of Rs 100 to a maximum of Rs 500 under the MV and OUP Acts. Besides the officers also corrected the number plates of hundreds of bike on the spot and made the riders to write the number plates as per the rules of MV Act.
The checking drive will continue for some days, the official release of Commissionerate Police said. The drive makes sense in the wake of a rising graph of chain snatching and robberies carried out by bike-riders in many parts of the capital city, said a Police officer.