The Traffic Police on Friday launched a crackdown on the offenders using unauthorised police, army or VIP stickers in the city. The misuse of these stickers has become rampant. This was the reason the cops embarked on the drive. People pasted these stickers unauthorisedly to avoid police action.
During the drive at Sakchi and Bistupur, the Traffic Police removed a number of such stickers from the vehicles. “During the drive vehicle owners could not produce any documents authorizing use of these stickers and failed to explain the reasons to traffic cops. We took a fine from the offenders,” said a police official.
Traffic DSP Babban Singh said the drive would continue and those found involved in plying vehicles with these stickers unauthorisedly would be taken to task.
“During the past we found few drivers without identity documents and have received complaints of vehicles using these stickers involved in rash and negligent driving,” said Singh and added that this drive would be held regularly to check violations.
Rise in crime has prompted the Jamshedpur administration to step up security measures. The police are cracking down on vehicles with tinted glasses and penalizing owners.
Many people in the city even use tinted glasses in their vehicles and SUVs without dark glasses are rare here. "Those who buy SUVs are generally well-connected people and thus we avoid checking them. In many cases, the owner of a vehicle uses the flag of a certain political party to avoid the cops," said a policeman, who did not wish to be named.