Pune: A 14-year-old boy’s father and uncle have been booked for allegedly allowing him to drive a two-wheeler without licence. They have been using the vehicle for the last eight months without getting it registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO).
Based on a complaint from Police Naik Avinash Gopnar of Warje traffic division, an FIR has been registered with Warje Malwadi police station against Dhananjay Hanmant Bansode, Karan Hanmant Bansode and the minor boy, all natives of Wai in Satara district, who reside in Bavdhan.
According to the police, the boy was caught with the two-wheeler near Chandani Chowk on May 3. It was found that the two-wheeler had a registration number of another vehicle. “When we checked on the e-challan system, it showed the mobile number of the owner. When we called on that number the receiver said that his bike is with him. When we enquired with the boy, he gave the phone number of his uncle Karan. He was called to the traffic division office and he claimed to have documents of the vehicle. We kept the vehicle pending enquiry and handed over the boy to Karan, with a condition that he will bring documents of the vehicle,” Gopnar stated in his complaint.
However, Karan didn’t turn up and his mobile number was also not reachable. Therefore, PSI SS Lad of the traffic division conducted an enquiry with the boy’s mother and learnt that they bought the vehicle from a showroom in Kothrud.
“From the showroom officials, we came to know that the vehicle was sold on August 11, 2017, but it is yet to be registered with the RTO,” PSI Lad said.
Accordingly, the case was registered against them for offences under sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 180 (allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles), 192 (using vehicle without registration or permit) and other relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.