Remove tinted glass or pay fine
Sandeep Patil, Superintendent of Police Belgaum in a press release has asked the citizens of Belgaum to cooperate and remove the TINTED GLASS (Black film) from the car windows.
This is being done as per the recent Supreme court order, he said.
A bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia has made it clear that tinted glass(black Film) can be used in vehicles of government officials for security purposes and asked the state governments to frame guidelines regarding this. Manufacturers may produce the vehicles with tinted glasses which provide for 70 per cent Visual Light Transmission (VLT) for safety glasses on windscreen (front and rear) and 40 per cent VLT for side glasses, the apex court said.
The VVIPs, who have Z and Z+-category security only, will be exempted from this rule. Other than Z category, all government officials, politicians and VVIPs come under this rule and they have to remove the tint glasses.
“We will start collecting fines from vehicle owners who have not removed the tinted glasses in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order” said SP Patil.
The police have already removed the tinted glass from its vehicles and hence requested the citizens to follow suit.
A first-time offender will be fined Rs 100, a second-time offender Rs 300 and a third violation would result in the confiscation of the license in addition to a fine of Rs 300.