KL NEWS NETWORK
In its renewed drive to make the commuters adhere to rules more strictly, Jammu Kashmir Traffic police recently ended up making a butt of a joke of itself.
In a recent incident, police challaned Shamoon Ishtiyaq Mir, a resident of Habba Kadal for the want of crash helmet and asked him to appear in court on 30th of February – a date that is never likely to arrive.
“Police intercepted me noticing the absence of helmet near Fateh Kadal,” Mir told Kashmir Life. “I had left home in a hurry which is why I forgot to take it along. I am being told to appear in court on 30th of February. The month has gone past although I am still waiting for the date,” he said sardonically.
Traffic police intensified the drive against violators last year. The renewed intensification has come at a time when road accidents showed an uptick. An estimated 2400 persons have died due to road accidents in J&K state since 2013.