An auto rickshaw, which had been challaned at least 133 times, was found burnt near Vikas Nagar light point on Sunday. The auto rickshaw, which had a commercial Mohali registration number, was It was owned by one Amarjeet Singh, a resident of Hallomajra village.
The police on Monday confirmed that the auto was found in a burnt state and no one so far had come forward to claim the remanants of the vehicle.
A police officer said, “The auto rickshaw, our records show, has been caught at least 133 times for committing traffic violations by CCTV cameras installed under the Smart City project. We found out about the challans against the auto after we crosschecked the registration number of the vehicle with RLA, Mohali. The auto’s owner, Amarjeet Singh, is a resident of Hallomajra and used to pick and drop school students during daytime in the vehicle. At night, the auto was used to ferry passengers. We have recorded Amarjeet’s statement. He has told the police that he has no idea how the auto reached Vikas Nagar light point or how it caught fire. He also expressed ignorance about the fact that 133 challans were pending against the vehicle.”
Sources in the polcie department said that not all e-challans had been settled by Amarjeet to date. Police have lodged a Daily Diary Report about the incident at Mauli Jagran police station and started investigations in the case.