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giving vent to his ire:A van driver smashes the windowpanes of his vehicle after being fined for having a dark-tinted film.– Photo: By arrangement
giving vent to his ire:A van driver smashes the windowpanes of his vehicle after being fined for having a dark-tinted film.– Photo: By arrangement

The drive against the colour tint film on vehicles took a serious turn on Saturday when a van driver, who was issued a challan for Rs 1,000, protested by slashing himself and then damaging the windowpanes of his vehicle, which had the dark-tinted film.

The reason for Prasad Goud’s anger was that he had paid the Rs 1000 penalty on Friday night and on Saturday morning, he was flagged down and issued another challan. His pleas that he would get the film removed immediately fell on the deaf ears of the policemen, who insisted that he pay the fine. It was then Goud flew off the handle.

His vehicle had the tinted film on side and rear mirrors of his vehicle. “The amount of Rs. 1,000 is a big amount for me and even after I explained to the police officer and showed the payment receipt to him, he did not pay heed to my request”, complained Goud.

A large crowd gathered at the place following the commotion.

Faces hefty fine of Rs. 1,000 for failure to remove the dark tint on his vehicle

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