Tweet about DGP's unpaid traffic challans worth Rs.7K proved false

A tweet claiming that Telangana DGP's vehicle has pending challans worth Rs. 7,000 has gone viral. The tweet was by self-proclaimed journalist Teen Maar Mallana who alleged that while the Hyderabad traffic police are levying fines against citizens, the DGP's vehicle (TS09PA 1234) has challans worth Rs. 7,000 pending for the last two years.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Sep 2022 1:31 PM GMT
Tweet about DGPs unpaid traffic challans worth Rs.7K proved false

Hyderabad: A tweet claiming that Telangana DGP's vehicle has pending challans worth Rs. 7,000 has gone viral. The tweet was by self-proclaimed journalist Teen Maar Mallana who alleged that while the Hyderabad traffic police are levying fines against citizens, the DGP's vehicle (TS09PA 1234) has challans worth Rs. 7,000 pending for the last two years.



What followed was social media backlash, with netizens questioning the Hyderabad traffic police on why no challan payments were collected from DGP's vehicles.

Following this, the Hyderabad traffic police clarified that all the vehicles in Telangana state are registered in the name of Telangana DGP. Since, 2018, the Telangana police have cleared a total of 11,601 pending challans and paid a fine of Rs. 28,85,640 to the traffic police.

Regarding the DGP's vehicle (TS09PA 1234), the traffic police said it had seven pending challans and the fine was Rs. 6,945. It has already been paid by the police officer concerned, it further said, adding that even the TSRTC is regularly fined, but it cleared all the pending challans in April 2022 by paying Rs. 15 lakhs.

"The Hyderabad traffic police is enforcing traffic rules/fines without any exception by strictly following the rule of law. The fact that we are imposing challans on police and other government vehicles clearly demonstrates that we are fining/enforcing against all categories of vehicles," the Hyderabad traffic police said in a statement.

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