Cases filed against govt vehicles, motorcycles

A traffic police fines a car for plying wrong route at Bijay Sarani in Dhaka on Tuesday. — Sony Ramany

Traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Tuesday filed 58 cases against drivers of motorcycles and other vehicles for wrong lane driving at Bijoy Sarani crossing and Hare Road.
DMP additional commissioner (traffic) Mosleh Uddin Ahmed told New Age that a team of DMP traffic department filed 50 cases against drivers of 47 motorcycles and three vehicles
for the offence at Bijoy Sarani crossing between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
Of the three vehicles, one was of a Criminal Investigation Department additional deputy inspector general, one was a city corporation’s waste dumping vehicle and a car, he said.
DMP operated another drive between 5:30pm and 7:00pm in front of state guest house Sugandha on Hare Road and filed eight cases for the offence, said Ramna traffic zone’s senior assistant police commissioner Md Alauddin.
Six cases were filed against six motorcyclists and one against a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver.
Another case was filed against the driver of army major Md Shohel’s car while the major was on the vehicle, he said.
The police also stopped a vehicle carrying a joint secretary of disaster management and relief ministry to see documents but the boarder of the vehicle sped away saying sorry to police.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Rural Development and Co-operatives Division secretary-in-charge Mafruha Sultana was relieved of duty on Monday, said the LGRD and Co-operatives ministry public relations officer Mohammad Zakir Hossain.
The driver, Babul Molla, was also asked to show cause within Wednesday, he added.
The step was taken after the DMP filed two cases in last two days against the vehicle carrying the secretary-in-charge for wrong lane driving at Hare Road and Banglamotors crossing in the capital.
DMP on Sunday started a drive after office time to check wrong lane driving. On the day, they filed a total of 26 cases against the drivers of 26 government vehicles including those carrying state minister for social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed and lawmaker for Narsingdi 2 Kamrul Asraf Khan, on Hare Road.

Source: New Age

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