In a bizarre incident, a man locked up his son to prevent him from riding motorbike in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, due to heavy fine under the new Motor Vehicles Amendment Act. Following this, the son called up and informed the police who came and freed him from his room.
The incident took place under the Itmad-ud-Daulah police station area.
The father, identified as Jalam Singh, said that his son rides a motorcycle and the fine has increased considerably. He added that his son was forcibly going out with his bike and out of fear he took the step of locking him up.
People flouting traffic rules have had to pay a significantly higher amount since the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 came into effect across the country on September 1.
The revised structure of fines for traffic violators ranges from jumping the red-light of which the fine has been revised from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 to driving without wearing the seat belt, which earlier invited a fine of Rs 100 but will now attract a fine of Rs 1000.
Traffic cops across the country have been working round the clock to check on offenders and have been appealing to motorists to adhere to prescribed road rules.