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Tinted glass order reserved

Post Time:Mar 27,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:275

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a PIL seeking complete ban on use of dark films on car windows, including the vehicles used by VIPs. The PIL has alleged that many crimes in cities were committed by people using such cars with tinted car windows.

A bench of Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Justices A K Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar asked petitioner Avishek Goenka whether he had any statistics relating to the percentage of crimes committed by using cars with tinted windows.

Goenka said he had 25 RTI query responses from various police stations to back his claim that many crimes, including sexual assault on women, were committed by offenders who used cars with tinted glasses to evade public gaze and conceal their identity.

The Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, says glasses of windscreen and rear windows of vehicles should have a visual light transmission of 70% and, for side windows, it should be 50%. Goenka said police did not have enough lux meters to check visibility quotient of a windscreen and mostly depend on naked eye estimates.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.comAuthor: shangyi

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