The vehicles seized by the police on different occasions have been lying at the police station since long time. And police have started disposing these vehicles. As per information, police will search the vehicles owners and give them notice to free the vehicles in 10 days. Even after this, if no one come forward to free the vehicles then it will be auctioned. The point to be noted here is that there are more than 5000 seized vehicles in most of the police stations of the city. This includes two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers. Most of these vehicles are two-wheelers.
Recently Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar paid attention to this, and ordered the officials to dispose of the vehicles collected for years immediately.DCP (traffic) Sarang Awad has been made nodal officer. All chamber inspectors of the traffic branch have been given the responsibility of the police station falling under their jurisdiction. The vehicles are placed in two categories-one unclaimed and other category in which no body made any claim. Traffic police will find vehicle owners through RTO, CCTNS, and app.They will be sent notice and asked to get vehicle free in 10 days. If the vehicle owners do not come forward within period of 10 days, then those vehicles will be auctioned. As per information, there is no current cost for the vehicles. They are worth Rs.2000 or Rs.4000 or to go to scrap. People are hesitant to claim the vehicles as they have to pay the fine under the drunk and drive campaign and do not want to trap in police affair.