Zero Tolerance exercise by Gurgaon police once a month

Gurgaon, June 26 (IANS) Gurgaon police chief Navdeep Singh Virk on Friday said a recent Zero Tolerance exercise in the city proved to be good and it would be executed at least once in a month.

Nearly 14,900 ‘challans’ or tickets for traffic offences were served by police here in 14 hours on Wednesday (June 24), which Virk said was a record in the country.

Nearly 500 vehicles including two-wheelers and four-wheelers were impounded during the drive.

On fear of being checked, some unidentified people abandoned an SUV near the Sahara Mall on the Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road here.

Later, it was found that the registration papers of the SUV were fake.

In another incident of checking, crime unit-9 chief Rajkumar and his team arrested Taufik and Jadul near Subhash Chowk here.

Eighteen mobile sets and a pistol were recovered from a Swift Dzire car in which they were travelling and both were taken into custody.

“We are establishing details of other impounded vehicles after which more arrests will be made,” said Virk, adding that Zero Tolerance checking drive will be repeated at least once a month.

He said Gurgaon traffic police’s record of issuing 14,896 ‘challans’ or tickets for traffic violations in a single day will be included in the Limca Book of Records.

The fines were part of an intensive traffic drive after police decided to mark Zero Tolerance Day on June 24.

Over 500 policemen, including 300 from the traffic wing of the Millennium City, were pressed into the exercise.

No one was spared — even Gurgaon mayor Vimal Yadav was flagged down near Hero Honda Chowk here on Wednesday evening. He was given a ticket for not wearing a seat-belt.

The Motors Vehicle Act, 1988, lists 72 traffic offences but police were instructed to focus primarily on breaking speed limit, using cell phone while driving, jumping traffic signals, driving without seat-belt, smoking, wrong-side parking and driving in wrong lane.

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