Hyderabad court bans four more from driving

Nallakunta traffic police conducting a special drive at Habsiguda in Hyderabad on Tuesday and levied challans on autorickshaws for parking vehicles in bus bays and driving without licences. Photo: Hrudayanand

Hyderabad: After 16 people were banned from driving due to permanent cancellation of their driving licenses earlier this month, four more persons were handed over the same punishment on Saturday.

The Third and Fourth Metropolitan Magistrate Courts here at Erramanzil, which also sentenced to imprisonment three persons for not paying their challans, permanently cancelled the driving licenses of four people. All these are among the drivers held for drunk driving by the police from January 22 to 26.

Issuing orders based on 493 charge sheets that were filed, the court imprisoned 94 persons for drunk driving apart from imposing fines on them and suspended 26 driving licenses for periods ranging from three months to three years. Two persons found to be driving without a driving license were jailed for two days.

Apart from this, the courts also imposed a fine of Rs 10.58 lakh on all the violators. All those sentenced were sent to the Central Prison in Chanchalguda.

Officials said those caught and convicted in drunken driving cases, are likely to face difficulties in securing government jobs, passport and Visa clearance.

The violators will be sent for counseling at the Traffic Training Institute (TTI) at Goshamahal and Begumpet. The drive against drunken drive will continue, they said.