New Delhi: Over 22,000 people were
challaned in the national capital this year during a drive against use of tinted glass on vehicles even as people are now
voluntarily removing the film, police said.
"Many of these were repeat offenders who did not mind
paying fine again but did not want to remove their costly
films," Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police
In this instance, he said, the rule book came to their
rescue where police discovered that apart from prosecution,
they can give directions to remove defect, impound a document
to ensure compliance in three days failing which challan and
the document could be sent to the court.
In first 59 days of this year, Garg said, Traffic
Police prosecuted more than 22,000 people for having tinted
"Saturday was an unforgettable day when in a day 205
vehicle owners voluntarily removed films exceeding limitations
themselves and pleaded they may not been given directions in
this regard as they were doing it on the spot rather than
waiting for 72 hours time," he said.
Directions were given to 227 people on Saturday to
remove the films from their vehicles and produce the vehicle
before police within 72 hours, he said.
"I was told there were queues in front of workshops to
get the films removed. It gave the good feeling that
Commonwealth Games days are coming back and people are again
following rules. Like during the Commonwealth Games, the
capital started behaving itself," he said.
According to rules, there should be at least 70 per
cent transparency in the front and rear windows and 50 per
cent transparency on the side windows.