Rawalpindi - Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz has said that City Traffic Police (CTP) issued fine tickets to 6,940 vehicle owners and motorcyclists on account of various road violations during the last two weeks.

He said that the traffic violations included moving without number plates, using tainted glasses and displaying unauthorised and illegal number plates. He added that police did all this during a general holdup in various parts of the city in the wake of security threats following execution of terrorists in the country. The CTO expressed these views while talking to media persons here on Thursday.

According to him, the CTP along with officials of district police checked the suspicious vehicles and motorcycles following the orders of Inspector General of Punjab Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera.

He said that the wardens along with district police established pickets during the hold-up in public places and at main roads. He said that it was made sure whether or not vehicles/motorcycles with official number plates belonged to the concerned departments. “As many as 545 vehicles of law enforcement agencies and other government departments were checked during the general holdup,” he said.

Sharing the details, the CTO said that police issued fine tickets to some 2,891 owners of vehicles and motorcycles on charges of moving without number plates or documents on city’s roads while 3348 were given fine tickets for displaying illegal and unauthorised number plates. Similarly, police held the owners of 25 motorcycles and vehicles for displaying green number plates. A total of 676 vehicles were fined over using black tainted glasses, he said that 118 cars and 773 motorcycles had also been impounded in police stations after their owners failed to provide proper documents.

Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said that the campaign against the violators would continue without any indiscrimination and no one would be allowed to take the law into hand.

He asked the citizens to obey traffic rules and cooperate with LEAs to root out the menace of terrorism from the country.