Action taken as per court order

The police said that their action against school vehicle operators recommending suspension of driving licence/vehicle permits is as per the directions of the High Court of Karnataka.

In an order passed on June 17 in a petition filed by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice H.T. Narendra Prasad expressed unhappiness over the action of the police against overloading of students and directed the latter to hold a special drive against school vehicles, especially those operated for private schools.

The Police Commissioners and the Superintendents of Police were directed to initiate action against vehicles operating in contravention of Motor Vehicle rules. They were asked to give a report to the High Court on July 16.

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