Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the
police to striclty ensure that two wheeler riders wore helmets
and observed that the statements made by Ministers and other
public persons against the implementation of the provision
should be ignored.
The direction was issued by a division Bench
comprising Justice C N Ramachandran Nair and B P Ray while
considering contempt petition filed by George John seeking
direction to DGP to give instructions to subordinate officers
to comply with High Court Judgement making it mandatory for
two wheeler riders to wear helmets.
The bench said the petitioner can bring to the
notice of insurance companies for making provision to exclude
liability of insurer for payment of compensation to
two-wheeler riders for not wearing helmets. The court reminded the
police that support of ministers cannot not be a defence in