Private School Bus seized,owner and driver booked for masking the registration number plate to hoodwink enforcement cameras to avoid fines

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

T he Whitefield traffic police on Sunday seized a school bus for masking the registration number plate to hoodwink enforcement cameras while violating traffic rules .

Based on a complaint raised by member of general public on social media account of the traffic police on November 30,the police track down the bus and seized the vehicle before booking the driver and the owner of the bus.

An FIR has been registered against the duo at whitefield police station for further investigations.The driver of the school is yet to be traced to ascertain why he did it,a senior officer,said.

Eversince the city traffic police installed AI-enabled cameras under Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) to detect traffic violations and issue challans through SMSs to mobile phones,in December last year , many two wheeler riders started using fake number plates to hoodwink the contactless enforcement .

They later shifted to masking the registration number plates when special drive was launched against fake number plate users .

To counter this,Joint commissioner of Police (Traffic) , MN Anucheth launched special drive,across city and asked the DCPs to monitor the drive and be vigil specifically targeting the manipulation of number plates and traffic police across the city are cracking down on erring motorists and booking them under cheating cases and also slapping hefty fines and the drive to continue in future also.