A man in Pakistan was shocked when he received an E-Challan for his motorcycle that was stolen eight years ago. And to make matters worse, the victim also found that his long-lost bicycle was being used by police officers themselves in the Sabzarar neighborhood of Lahore.
Media outlet in Pakistan The Express Tribune reported that the man, identified as Imran, stated that his bicycle, Honda CD 70, had been stolen from the Mughalpura area of Lahore. At the time, he had filed an FIR, but the bike was never found.
Now, eight years later, he received an E-Challan and to his surprise the photo of the E-Ticket showed police officers riding his motorcycle.
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Mr Imran reportedly said he has filed multiple applications but nothing has come out. After making the discovery, he even filed a complaint with the Chief Civilian Personnel Officer (CCPO), asking to get his bike back from the police who used it.
Meanwhile, in other news related to the incident, the Lahore High Court ruled on Wednesday that the E-Challans issued to motorists for violation of traffic rules are illegal. According to dawn, the court said that the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) is illegally issuing e-tickets through CCTV cameras without cabinet approval. It also added that the government has introduced the E-Challan system without doing proper homework and providing the required legal framework.
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The verdict insisted that on-site traffic violators would be given a challan, but authorities cannot issue electronic fines in the form of E-Challans.
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