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I would be glad to know from someone that what needs to do with a Challan from city traffic police (Hyderabad traffic police), when I want to convince the city traffic police dept. that I did not violate the driving rule that they had mentioned in their Challan (like cellphone driving), because firstly the date and time as mentioned in the challan are not correct since I know very well that I was not driving my car at that time and date, and none other than me ever drove my car. I do not want to pay the fine amount that I am charged with. Please let me know that if I can write a letter to the "O/o Commissioner of police" in this regard ? whether the dept. would accept my letter ?
Please someone suggest me in this regard. How can I legally avoid paying the fine amount ?
How come you didn't object to the challan at the time it was being issued to you. That time itself you should have explained & tried to convince/prove your point/s.
Anyway, I doubt if your representation will now help, as it will be difficult to establish your points/contentions
Well, this is how I feel.
Yes, I would have objected immediately at the time when the police at the traffic control room at that crossing point (which place is mentioned in the challan) had noted my vehicle number., but I was completely unaware of the issue that the police had noted my vehicle no. The challan says that under three traffic violations rule of MV Act, I had violated the traffic rules like 1) Cellphone driving 2) Over speeding 3) dangerous driving, on 12-Oct-08 at 11:10 PM at XYZ crossing. But I remember very very well that on that day (but much much before that time which mentioned in challan) I was only waiting by the side of the road (at that XYZ crossing) with my wife and my mother-in-law in my car for an Auto-rikshaw to come, so that I could send off my in-law in the Auto-rikshaw, and at the time of waiting there the policeman from the control room had objected that I should not wait at that point, its a no parking area. That was the only intercation I had with the police. For your information, I did not recieve any call in my cellphone from anyone during my driving and I never did the driving offences in no. 2 and 3 as above in the whole of my life (I am driving my car only for last 6 months).
I came to know from others that most of the people ignores this type of challans from traffiic police and simply keep quite.
.... the policeman from the control room had objected that I should not wait at that point, its a no parking area. That was the only intercation I had with the police...
Well, if that 'interaction' had some unpleasant exchanges/arguments, it may have led to summons - though totally baseless. But then, in any case, like I have said before, it will be difficult for you to establish points against the policeman.
Regarding ignoring the summon, I'm not aware whether how much truth the statement contains - but normally we should refrain from ignoring it.
Such incidents are unusual & unwarranted for, and at the cost of inconveniences & peace of mind.
I suggest if you can go through the discussions/details herein above, especially the ones provided by Feroz. It may help you in some way to come out of the situation.
Contact the authority to know what the traffic violation is. If a locked vehicle is found in a non parking area and if the driver or passengers is not in the vicinity normally the cops note down the reg. no. of the vehicle and get the address of the R.C owner from RT office. It also happens in a speeding car like not wearing seat belts, overspeed etc. This will be the cause of delay in issuing a challan for you. If you are sure you haven't done such violation do try to convince the officer in charge of the traffic department who issued the challan. Try to remember where you were on that particular day. And the fine for violation of parking rules is only Rs. 100. First try to get more info regarding the offense. May be it was issued to you by mistake. A change in 1 or 2 numbers of reg. no. also causes this harm.
i can truelly understand this problem guys.....
n i, in a way trust Suman dat the Police is the culprit here (wat an irony,instead of a person whom i dnt kno,i am blindly saying that its the Traffic Police's fault.....bt thats the amount of trust we hav in r Traffic policemen!)
earlier this yr....in order to reduce the amt of bribe's these traffic policemen take ....the traffic constable hav been given a "minimum quota" in which they hav to send a particular number of challans per day.....dey just HAV to .......
bt the corrupt trafic constable r even smarter..... dey simply note down numbers at traffic lights..... n send challans at random!......
this is no joke...... its happend wid alot of ppl.....(includes me too)......
n also ....dey take help of the Police constables (not traffic police constables mind u ) n dey giv them a list at the end of the day !
d worst..u dnt get to kno wen they r issuing a challan....... n ofcourse they dnt want us to kno either.....because most of us wil b ready to pay a bribe.....bt dats not d constable wants at that time....he has to "show" sum "challans"...so he send them to ur home !!!......