AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is currently using the new Land Rover Defender to reach meetings nowadays. However, after the videos of the politician getting out of the new Defender became viral, the police issued a challan to him. The police commissioner of Solapur has rewarded the cop with Rs 5,000 for taking action against a politician, which is a rare occurrence in India.
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The incident happened after Owaisi’s convoy of cars reached Solapur in Maharashtra on Tuesday. The police noticed that there is no registration plate on the new Land Rover Defender and issued a challan to Owaisi. While the exact details are not known, as per the reports, the cops issued a challan of Rs 200 to Owaisi.
The video shows the white coloured Land Rover Defender leading the pack of cars. Owaisi, who is sitting on the co-driver seat takes out the mask and wears it before getting down the vehicle. However, there is no registration number in the car, which is a crime in India and that is why the police issued the challan.
We are not sure if there is a registration number plate in the rear of the vehicle. However, even one registration plate missing is a solid ground for issuing a challan in India.
Challans of politicians is not uncommon
While the police and the authorities stay clear of getting into any trouble with the politicians, there have been many occasions where the police have issued challans to the politicians and government officials holding senior positions. Sometimes the challan is sent in an electronic form where the offender can pay online while at other times, the physical challan is handed out.
The politicians have received challans and have faced police actions on various grounds including overspeeding, using defective registration plates and even using tinted windows. Such moves ensure transparency and assure that everyone is treated fairly.
In fact, even some politicians appreciate such moves. In Telangana, popular politician KTR facilitated the police officer who issued a challan because the politician’s car was on the wrong way of the road. While in some other cases, politicians flee from the spot when the cops issue a challan.
Land Rover Defender is becoming the new ride of politicians
Land Rover Defender made a comeback in an all-new avatar after years. It has become the new choice of ride for many politicians in India. Apart from Owaisi, several other politicians have started using the new-age Land Rover Defender SUVs. The chief minister of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin has opted for the new Land Rover Defender 110 for his daily activities. Another politician Vijay Vasanth from Kanyakumari also uses a Land Rover Defender 110.
Interestingly, there was a time in India when most politicians used the Tata Safari as their official vehicle. The new Defender seems to be taking that position in the Indian market.