Deposit hydraulic horns to police in 15 days: HC

Deposit hydraulic horns to police in 15 days: HC

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Dhaka – The High Court yesterday ordered owners and drivers of vehicles with hydraulic horns to deposit their horns to the police stations within 15 days. The HC also asked the police to destroy these horns.A High Court bench comprising justice Rezaul Haque and justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order on Sunday after hearing on a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), a human rights and environmental organization.
The writ was filed on 22 August challenging the ineffectiveness in stopping the use of the hydraulic horn to check sound pollution.
Earlier, on August 23, the HC issued a rule after the primary hearing of the writ petition.
The HC asked the defendants to submit reports on the implementation of the rule.
The chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), the commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and the joint commissioner (Traffic) submitted reports before the court separately.
Manzil Murshid, the petitioner’s counsel told reporters that according to reports hundreds of hydraulic horns had been seized and a fine of Tk 100 is to be imposed according to the law. – Staff Reporter

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