This incident took place in Goa. We have the copy of the challan attached at the end of this article which will prove this point. A car driver Palkar was booked by the Goa Traffic Police attached to Colva traffic cell for not wearing the helmet under section 177 of motor vehicle Act. Read the amusing report here.
This incident took place on Tuesday when Eknath Palkar was driving in his swift car at south Goa. Traffic police attached to the Colva traffic cell challaned him under section 177 of Motor vehicle Act that deals with riding two-wheeler without wearing the helmet.
The news spread across the state like fire through the social media and the traffic cell of Goa became the subject of laughter. Everyone wanted to know how the challan for not wearing issued to the car driver.
Perhaps this blunder was created by the traffic police attached to Colva traffic cell out of ignorance or may be due to the existence of malpractices in the department? Whatever may be the reason now, this issue has already become the news and it is published in all the major national dailies across India through PTI.
As reported by PTI, Police Sub-Inspector S L Hunashikatti, attached to the traffic cell in Colva, issued the challan to Eknath Anant Palkar on Tuesday for not wearing the helmet when he was on his way in his Maruti Swift car towards south Goa. This incident took place at Goa’s famous beach ‘Colva’ in south Goa.
Although, the challan was issued under section 177 of Motor Vehicle Act which deals with riding two-wheeler without wearing a helmet but the seniors in the traffic cell have their own logic for this act. According to one such senior police officer attached to the traffic, cell told the media that, no policeman is foolish enough to issue the car driver for not wearing the helmet. “The section 177 of MV Act also deals with driving without valid license. By mistake, the officer must have mentioned it as driving without a helmet. No policeman would be foolish to issue challan to a car driver for not wearing a helmet,” he said.
Only the people can judge this issue and we are leaving this issue for our readers to decide who is at the fault here.
HERE IS THE COPY OF CHALLAN ISSUED BY TRAFFIC POLICE