Hyderabad: Hyderabad traffic police, on Wednesday, seized an Innova car displaying fake registration number while conducting routine vehicle checking at KBR Park in the city. The traffic officials were surprised after they found that the original registration number of the Innova car was of an auto-rickshaw.

The original registration number of the Innova car is TS 09UC 7162. However, the car driver fixed a plate with the registration number, TS 07 UC 7162, which is of an auto. According to Banjara Hills traffic police station, the Innova driver also violated the speed rule thrice and challans generated have gone to the owner of the auto bearing No. TS 07 UC 7162.

Moreover, the driver of the Innova car used a white number plate, instead of an yellow one even when his vehicle was a taxi.

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The Innova car and the driver were handed over to the Law and Order wing, Banjara Hills police station, for registering a criminal case against the driver.

Hyderabad Traffic police is regularly booking cases against vehicles using improper and fancy number plates. In 2020, so far, 1,13,824 cases were booked under the MV Act and 78 criminal cases were booked against 81 vehicles.

The Hyderabad Traffic police requested the citizens to inform about cases of traffic violation through Hyderabad Traffic police Facebook, Twitter, traffic helpline (9010203626) and traffic live app to ensure safety and security on the roads in Hyderabad city.

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L.S. Chauhan, DCP, Traffic-I, Hyderabad said, "The motorists and vehicle owners have been requested to use proper number plates on their vehicles as per the guidelines in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. Stringent action will be taken against the violators who violate these rules.”

Anusha Puppala

Anusha Puppala is currently working at NewsMeter. She had earlier worked as a reporter with ANI and The News Minute. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Reporter with the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper, covering education beat. She had briefly associated with the national television channel Tiranga TV as a special correspondent. Anusha has extensively written stories on education, traffic, civic-issues, human-Interesting, off-Beat, consumer issues, health and environment. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Anusha is a social media buff and a passionate foodie. If not reporting, you will always find her travelling.

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