Punekar News Impact: Pune Traffic Police Imposes Rs 1500 Fine on Jaguar Running Without Number Plates; Commissioner Orders Seizure for Six Months

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Pune, 10th June 2024: Following a report by Punekar News about a Jaguar car running without number plates and displaying the message, “I love my money and others’ money,” Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar has ordered the traffic branch to seize the vehicle for six months.

The incident came to light after Punekar News reported the violation and the initial fine of Rs 1500 imposed by Pune traffic police. However, upon learning about the fine, Commissioner Kumar deemed it insufficient and instructed the traffic branch to take more stringent action.

According to social media posts, the car had been seen on Pune roads without number plates for years. Despite numerous reports and tags to authorities by concerned citizens, no action was taken until the recent report by Punekar News.


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An analysis of e-challans reveals that a total of 20 challans have been issued since 2020. The car is registered with the Hyderabad RTO, and the vehicle owner, Malik Pavan Patil, has an address listed in Hyderabad. He has paid fines ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 3500 each time he was caught. Patil has been fined by both Pune Police and Mumbai Police.