41 four-wheelers seized by PMC bear number plates of two-wheelers

ST Correspondent
Friday, 27 April 2018

Pune: Pune police department’s investigation into abandoned vehicles has revealed that out of 690 vehicles, 41 four-wheelers were bearing number plates of two-wheelers. Earlier to this, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had written to the Pune police to check criminal record of seized vehicles.

Pune: Pune police department’s investigation into abandoned vehicles has revealed that out of 690 vehicles, 41 four-wheelers were bearing number plates of two-wheelers. Earlier to this, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had written to the Pune police to check criminal record of seized vehicles.

Knowing that the roads in Peth areas cannot be widened, the civic body has launched a campaign against illegal hawkers and abandoned vehicles blocking the motorable space. Madhav Jagtap, Head of the anti-encroachment department, told Sakal Times, “The police found that 41 four-wheelers had dubious number plates. Now, they are further investigating if these vehicles were used for any criminal activities.”

Since last two years, the corporation is conducting a drive against seized vehicles across the city. The PMC has seized 690 vehicles so far. Anti-encroachment department will conduct an auction of these vehicles. 

The civic body has made it clear that abandoned vehicles are encroaching upon the motorable space of narrow roads in Peth areas. 

Earlier, the department had written a letter to the police department to check whether there is any crime record related to these vehicles. Jagtap said that the civic body will get revenue by auctioning the vehicles.

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