Hyderabad

Traffic violation is an everyday affair for this biker

The biker is an accounts manager with a private firm.

The biker is an accounts manager with a private firm.

A bunch of traffic cops found themselves stunned by the never-ending challan record of a biker at Himayatnagar on Thursday evening, with one vehicle carrying 136 violations.

Most of these, were for riding without helmet, including the offence for which the man was whisked aside on Thursday. The bike owner, identified as Kaligotla Krishna Prakash (38), an accounts manager with a private firm, has to pay 136 fines for the traffic violations, a total amount of ₹ 31,590.

The story gets even more intriguing, as the first and the last of the 136 challans for the vehicle, with the number TS 10 ED 9176, were issued at the same spot by Narayanaguda traffic police. Both were spot challans, while the rest were e-challans.

According to the Telangana State Police e-challan portal, the bike was found violating traffic rules between June 9, 2016, and November 1, 2018, and as many as 46 e-challans for riding without helmet were issued near YMCA under Marredpally traffic police station limits. While 18 e-challans were issued on RP Road, 15 tickets were on Marredpally road for the same violation.

Repeat offender

On several other occasions, Prakash was found riding while talking on the mobile phone without a headgear.

The penalty for riding without helmet is ₹135 including user charges and ₹1035 for cell phone driving.

Narayanaguda traffic sub-inspector Krishnam Raju said that during their route vehicle checking on Thursday near Himayatnagar ‘'Y' Junction, they detained Krishna Prakash for riding without helmet.

“I found 135 pending challans on the said bike after entering the details on our Tab for issuing a challan. Soon, we seized the vehicle and filed a charge sheet,” he said. However, the story of the bike owner is even more interesting. When contacted, Krishna Prakash told The Hindu that he was not aware of the pending challans. “The penalty comes to half the price of the bike,” he said.

With the matter now in court, Krishna Prakash said he would request the judge to consider his case and decrease the fine amount.

“We can't pay ₹ 31,000 and for the last five months we are not getting our salaries,” Prakash, a resident of Alwal said .


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