The Bengaluru Traffic Police has registered five cases under fake number plates over the past two weeks.
Story so far: Vehicle owners in Bengaluru have deliberately tampered with number plates and replaced them with duplicates in order to avoid paying fines imposed on the vehicles. This was also done to fool bank officials after the owners defaulted on EMI payments for vehicles taken on loan.
- The penalty for committing this crime was jail time as a result of cheating and forgery.
- Bengaluru Police has carried out random as well as routine checks during non-peak hours, arresting three two-wheeler riders.
Strategy to evade fines: Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) West, Kuldeep Kumar Jain found that some two-wheeler vehicles had pending dues of ₹19,500 on the front number plate and ₹9,500 on the rear number plate.
- Riders who were caught with fake number plates were produced before a magistrate who sent them to 14-day judicial custody.