Ranchi : A week after a girl alleged she had been raped in a moving car with tinted glass, Jharkhand Police have launched a drive to remove such glass on vehicles throughout the state.
Last week, Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice M.K. Vinayagam received an anonymous letter from a girl who said she was raped in a car with tinted glass.
“I am keeping myself anonymous as I have younger sisters and their marriage would be jeopardised if the incident is reported,” the letter said. She demanded removal of tinted glass from vehicles.
The chief justice immediately directed the police to remove tinted glass from vehicles.
“We have launched a drive to remove tinted glasses from vehicles. We will allow tinted glass only on cars of people who face security threat like cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni,” said Senior Superintendent of Police M.S. Bhatia.
But police are facing a tough time getting politicians to remove tinted glass from their cars. “We will look into the mater, and if need be, remove the tinted glass of their vehicles,” said Transport Minister Enos Ekka.
Since the drive was launched Thursday, police have fined 76 people. Earlier too, the Ranchi district administration had banned tinted glass on cars, but the move was stopped after Dhoni was fined for the offence.