Bihar man fined for not wearing seatbelt, on his scooter
A man in Bihar was reportedly issued a traffic challan for not wearing a seatbelt while riding his two-wheeler.
According to reports, Krishna Kumar Jha said he recently found out that he had been issued a challan for a traffic violation in Bihar’s Samastipur in 2020 and bizarrely enough, while checking the details, it was revealed that the Rs 1,000 fine was for not wearing a seatbelt on his Scooty in October 2020. Moreover, he found out that someone had already paid the fine.
Speaking to news agency PTI, Jha, who owns a Scooty (a scooterette), said that on April 27, while travelling in a train to Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, he recieved text message on his phone, saying that a traffic challan of Rs 1,000 had been issued against him and upon checking the details, it mentioned that the fine was for not wearing a seatbelt.
On top of receiving the bizarre challan, it was also mentioned that someone had already deposited the fine.
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Meanwhile, Bihar Traffic Police, while acknowledging the blooper, said that the challan which Jha had recieved was issued manually and they are currently convertingt all manual challans into e-challans.
A Bihar traffic police official said the Jha received the challan due to some error in the conversion process and its being checked where the error ocurred.
In a similar incident, in February this year, a man in Odisha was issued a challan of Rs 1,000 for not wearing seatbelt while riding his scooter.
As per reports, Abhisekh Kar, a resident of Rajgangpur, was fined Rs 1,000 for not wearing a seatbelt on his two-wheeler.
Speaking to Odisha TV, Kar said he found out later that the photo on the e-challan wasn’t his but of another person and later approached the local transport officials and the officials at Odisha’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to bring the error to their notice.
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