HYDERABAD: Vijendar Singh, a businessman from Asifnagar, received e-challans at his home through post. He found four pending challans and also legal notices from the police stating that a chargesheet will be filed against him for non-payment of the pending traffic challans.
Singh was surprised to find that he received challans on his name with a picture of another person riding his stolen bike.
Around two years ago, Vijender Singh had approached Madhapur police complaining that his bike was missing. He parked his bike near Lemon Tree hotel and went for lunch, but by the time he returned, his bike was missing. The police had registered a case but could not trace the vehicle.
However, legal notices were issued to Vijender by Hyderabad traffic police on Dec 14, 2015 for not clearing challans and warning to file a chargesheet if he fails to pay the penalty.
Even in the recent times, Vijender received e-challans that vehicle registered on his name is violating traffic rules. He received five challans after the bike was stolen and challans were generated at Banjara Hills, Asif Nagar, Sultan Bazaar and Saifabad traffic police stations. Helpless Vijender again approached Madhapur police to inform that his bike is being used by unknown person and he is receiving challans.
In a similar case, V Varun Kumar, a software engineer from Puranapul area, also received e-challans on his stolen bike. The bike was stolen on October 16, 2014, when it was parked near his office. Varun also received challans of traffic violations recorded at Banjara Hills, Nallakunta and Narayanguda police stations.
After the two motorists approached the Madhapur police to take some action, as they have been receiving challans of traffic violation, investigators have released the pictures of suspects travelling on the stolen bike, appealing the public to help in nabbing them. Madhapur detective inspector K Shashank Reddy said, “The two bikes were stolen in 2014. They have not been traced yet, but recently the victims approached us telling that their stolen bikes are being used by some unknown persons. We have collected the pictures of suspects and are on the job to nab them.”
Jitender, additional commissioner (traffic) said that a similar case surfaced about six months ago, where a bike was stolen and was being used by another person. Vehicle owner was receiving challans and also received legal notices for non-payment of penalty. “During vehicle check, the bike was identified by traffic personnel and was seized and the suspect was nabbed,” he said.