Kanpur Police fines SUV owner for caste name sticker

Kanpur, 28 December: The Kanpur Police has slapped a first challan against a vehicle owner using caste name sticker on back side of car on Monday.  

Kotwali Inspector Sanjeev Kant Mishra informed that on Monday, owner of a SUV using caste name ‘Kushwaha’ on the rear glass of his vehicle has been fined at Bada Chauraha.

“This vehicle is registered in RTO by name from Anil Kumar. However, the Kotwali police have imposed a fine of two thousand rupees for first time defaulter.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Traffic Basant Kumar said that the traffic police will take action by running a campaign from Tuesday against such four wheelers owners pasting caste name stickers on their cars.  

On the instructions of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Uttar Pradesh government has banned writing of caste name on any vehicle.

Typically, caste names appear in vehicles. Some people mark the number plate and the name of the caste on the glass of some car. It is believed that due to this, the social fabric is breaking. This is causing envy in society. Vehicles doing so will be fined as per the new rules.

There will be a minimum challan of 500 rupees when caught for the first time and maximum of 1500 rupees on the second hold.

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