4K vehicles lying in Ludhiana police stations to be disposed of

4K vehicles lying in Ludhiana police stations to be disposed of

Impounded and seized vehicles at a police station in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 27

The Ludhiana police are soon set to dispose of hundreds of vehicles and other items, involved in criminal or other cases, lying at various police stations here.

Those interested to know about their vehicles or items can contact the Ludhiana police in this regard.

As per information, more than 4,000 vehicles, including two-wheelers and four-wheelers, are rotting at various police stations of Ludhiana.

The impounded vehicles have turned police stations into junkyards, as there is no provision for their upkeep. The police stations also do not have any separate yards. At times, some of the vehicle parts are stolen. At some police stations, including Basti Jodhewal and police station No. 7, vehicles have been dumped on roads due to space shortage.

Some vehicles have been damaged beyond repair and recognition. Their windscreens are shattered, doors unhinged, tyres punctured and steering wheels broken. Over a period of time, these get reduced to scrap.

“There are around 4,000 vehicles and other items lying at police stations as case property. We contacted all their owners and also took court orders to release these and will be returning these on October 30 at 11 am on ‘supurdari’. We also request the owners of such vehicles and mobiles phones lying in police stations to immediately contact us,” said Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal on Tuesday.

Agrawal said the police would be returning two-wheelers, four-wheelers, mobile phones, gold items and other items which were lying as case properties at the police stations.

The police had obtained court orders of many vehicles and the process to obtain court orders for remaining vehicles was also on.

He said sometimes people don’t come to take back their vehicles as either they do not have any documents or the vehicle is very old or sometimes they have already taken claim from insurance companies. In such cases, the police would be auctioning them on November 3.

“We are also helping parties through advocates and even asking them not to charge them anything for making applications for court orders. We will hand over maximum vehicles and other case properties to the original owners.”

Many people do not turn up to claim vehicles seized in cases of traffic violations, dowry, theft etc, considering that the legal cost of taking the possession of a vehicle was more than its market value.

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