SC agrees to hear PIL on banning tinted glass

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre on a petition seeking a ban on the use of tinted glass in vehicles which is allegedly being misused by criminals.

A bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia agreed to hear the PIL which sought the ban said "multiple instances of rape and molestation have been reported in cars with tinted glasses and more specifically in the national capital too, which has the best police allocation as a percentage of population in the nation".

The petitioner, Abhishekh Goenka, contended criminals would be easily identified if there is no tinted glass and the security of the country, along with the right to life of the citizens, would be guaranteed.

The court, after hearing the contention, issued a notice to the Centre asking it to file its response by the next date of hearing.