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special campaign to address the issue of unclaimed and abandoned vehicles

The Chandigarh Police has been directed by the Home Secretary, Sh. Nitin Yadav to launch a special campaign to address the issue of unclaimed and abandoned vehicles that are posing a threat to public safety and security. Several vehicles have been observed to be left unattended at various public places, including market parking lots, residential areas, and vacant government lands.

In order to mitigate these concerns, the citizens are urged to promptly report any unclaimed or abandoned vehicles to the Police Control Room at No. 112 or contact the Station House Officer (SHO) of the respective Police Station.

Local law enforcement agencies will make diligent efforts to identify the registered owners of the abandoned vehicles found in public places. The registered owners will be notified to remove their vehicles from these locations. If the registered owner cannot be traced or remains unresponsive, the vehicles will be taken into police custody through a seizure memo under Section 102 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Subsequently, appropriate measures will be taken for the disposal of these vehicles, either through auction or scrapping, as deemed applicable.

The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), UT, Chandigarh, has been directed to oversee and execute this special campaign. Regular progress reports on the actions taken will be submitted on a monthly basis.The Chandigarh Administration emphasizes the importance of citizens' cooperation in addressing this issue.

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