Fake News about HC Order on Social Media: Police Clarifies
Hyderabad, Aug.22 (Maxim News): The City Traffic Police today clarified that there is a false news being spread by a few persons in social media that the Telangana High Court has ordered that the “traffic police have no powers to seize the vehicles for non-payment of challans”.
It is clarified here that there is no such order of the High Court and that some persons with reasons best known to them have been issuing misleading statements in the media and social media creating confusion among the public.
Further, it is clarified that in its order dated August 11, disposing of the writ petition number 18611 of 2021, the High Court had directed the writ petitioner to submit a fresh application to the police seeking release of his vehicle as per law within two weeks from the date the order and the police have to consider the same and pass an appropriate order in another eight weeks time thereafter.
Accordingly, the said person has appeared before Rajendranagar Traffic Police on August 19 and paid the pending challan against the said vehicle as per Rule 167 of the CMVRs, 1989 and got the vehicle released as per law.
But, for the reasons best known to him, the said writ petitioner, hiding these facts, has been issuing misleading statements by misquoting the High Court’s orders.
Cyberabad Traffic Police are considering legal action against the said person regarding this.
It is hereby advised that all the persons who have been indulging in spreading of this false news must read the High Court’s order and stop indulging in spreading of misinformation leading to confusion among the public leading to obstruction of duties of traffic police.