BENGALURU:The High Court on Tuesday directed the city traffic police to provide details of the parking violation cases that have been recommended to the Regional Transport Office for cancellation of licences.
Justice H G Ramesh issued this direction after hearing the petition filed by Samagata Chatterjee, a resident of HRBR Layout. Samagata, an advocate, works for UEDI India Pvt Ltd. He had requested for his driving license to be returned and pass appropriate orders for discriminatory actions of the traffic cops.
According to the petition, Samagata had requested the Station House Officer (Traffic), Banasawadi to register a complaint against traffic policemen who had parked on the pavement of the CMR Road near Kammanahalli Main Road. However, the officer refused to register a complaint even though Samagata showed him a photograph which made it clear that the police had parked their motorcycles on the pavement. Samagata argued that the traffic police confiscated his driving license and sent it to RTO for suspension after he tried to lodge a complaint against them even though he had paid towing charge and penalty.
Additional Advocate General A S Ponnanna argued that the police authorities have powers to recommend RTOs to confiscate driving license as per provisions of the Karnataka Police Act and the circular issued on December 4, 2014.
Order Reserved on Cabbie’s Appeal
A division bench of Justices H Billappa and K N Phaneendra on Tuesday reserved its verdict on an appeal filed by cab driver Shivakumar against his sentence to life imprisonment by a sessions court for raping and murdering a BPO employee. Prathibha Srikantamurthy was raped and murdered by Shivakumar on December 13, 2005. The fast track court sentenced Shivakumar to life in October 2010.