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Information regarding checking of Vehicles by Police department

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 9, 2006

Dear All,

As per the information received under RTI from the DCP(Traffice East) Bangalore, the following is posted for the knowledge of the Activists in respect checking of vehicles by the Police department:-

1.    The documents to be produced before the Police Officers at the time of vehicle checking.

 

(a) Copy of driving licence, copy of Registration certificate, Fitness Certificate, Insurance certificate,Tax Card and Emission test Certificate for  Non Transport Vehicles

 

(b) Copy of driving licence, copy of Registration certificate, Fitness Certificate, Insurance certificate, Tax Card, Permit and Emission test Certificate for Transport Vehicles

 

2.    Whether the Police Constables and the Head Constables are empowered to stop the vehicles and check the same, If yes certified copies of the same.

 

  The PC’s/HC’s are empowered to stop the vehicles in exigencies and check the same in the presence of an Officer.

 

As per criminal procedure Code 1973: Any police officer may seize stolen property (which includes Motor vehicles) stolen or suspected to be stolen. Section 102 (The word “Police Officer” not being defined in the code, has been interpreted to refer to a member of the Police Force under Indian Police Act, 1861 would include a constable) Section 1  Police Act of 1861* The word ‘Police’  shall include all persons who shall be enroll under this Act.

 

However the Karnataka Information Commission has passed this order: quote The Commission therefore in exercise of powers conferred on it under section 19(8) (iii) of the Right to Information Act 2005 requires the Director General of police, Karnataka to entrust this task to its research Cell or similar organization to further improve this information and publish the same for information of the citizens. unquote.

With regards,

Anil

“Anil kumar” <Anil_crp@yahoo.com>

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