Mapusa traffic PI cracks whip against garage


The Mapusa traffic PI, Mr Salim Sheikh, on Thursday evening, cracked the whip against the owner of a garage in Khorlim, ward 14, and removed all vehicles that were parked along the road which were blocking the drivers’ view.
According to information obtained, around 70 residents had complained to the traffic police about the nuisance being caused to them due to these parked vehicles. Taking a serious view of the situation and also the fact that accidents had increased due to the negligence of this garage owner, Mr Salim earlier warned him. However, as the garage owner did not seem to act on the matter, the officer on Thursday evening swooped on the garage with his force and attached three vehicles. Altogether 13 vehicles were seen parked along the road and along the drain and haphazard manner. The three vehicles seized included a private rickshaw, a van belonging to the Cacora municipality (GA-01 T-6878) and another truck belonging to the Canacona municipality (GA-01 T-0082).
Mr Sheikh informed that he will also be writing to the chief officers of the two municipalities regarding their vehicles. Mr Sheikh informed that he would not tolerate any such traffic indiscipline and based on complains he would act tough. He also said that if the garage owner still did not change his ways, then the traffic police will write to the authorities to cancel his license.
Meanwhile, Subhash Gogle, a resident of Peddem in Mapusa, complained to the Mapusa police that on the night of Wednesday, between midnight and 6.30 a.m. on Thursday, unknown culprits stole all the four tyres of his Maruti Swift car (GA-03 H-9825) that was parked in the open place behind his building. He said that the complete tyre assembly, including the rims and the disks, and the brand new tyres were stolen, causing him damages of about ` 60,000. ASI, Mr Gawas is investigating. [NT]