With the Supreme Court order on effect, police have been charging offenders who are still sporting tinted glass on their cars. The cops are fining first time offenders with Rs 100, meanwhile second-time offenders will be fined with Rs 300.
Reports were that in case of repetition of offense, the driving licence will be cancelled with an additional fine of Rs 300. However, there has not been clarification and mixed voices have been heard about this with many already removing tinted glass fearing cancellation of driving licence. (Read: Remove Sun Film From Your Car Easily)
A vehicle owner was quoted as saying: "I came to know through the media that fines will be imposed at first two instances and driving licence will be cancelled during the third violation. I did not want to take any chance and got the film removed though the consequences [bother me]."
Meanwhile, Bangalore Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said that his department did not issue any "threat" to cancel the licence. He added that they can only recommend to the licensing authority (RTO) to cancel the driving licence for repeated offences.
Legal experts and transport department officials also say that violation of this rule does not attract cancellation of driving licence. On police enforcing the Supreme Court ban on tinted glass, the ACP said that the Court had specifically directed the police to enforce the judgment by issuing challans and getting the film removed and they were only following the order.
Meanwhile, another official was reported as saying that violation of Rule 100 does not attract cancellation of driving licence. He specified: "If a vehicle is involved in repeated violation of the rule (non-removal of sun film), its registration certificate could be suspended under Section 53." Further more, the department has to issue a notice to the owner of the vehicle before starting with the suspension of the registration certificate.