Manoj Kumar, a resident of Sangam Vihar in Delhi, said he got lost on the highway. I went on the local road. From there they came from the opposite direction to climb the highway again. Only then were police officers found on the way. There were also 2 women and 3 children in the car. Traffic officer Ombir stopped him, showed him the car papers in DigiLocker itself. The driver’s license was in hard copy, so Ombir took it and asked to come see the inspector sitting on the other side. Vehicles were speeding along the highway. Manoj asked not to cross the highway like that.
The police did not register the case
It is alleged that Ombir didn’t listen to him and left with the DL. Putting the car on its side, Manoj crossed the highway and started to go to the other side, when a high-speed car hit him. It is alleged that after that, the police officers challenged him for Rs.7500. Manoj had to be admitted to hospital due to his injuries in the accident. After getting discharge from there, a case was registered at Vijay Nagar police station. Manoj alleges that no case has been filed against the policeman who forced him to cross the highway.
Do not check in between for fear of an accident
There is always heavy traffic on the Delhi Meerut Expressway (DME) and the adjacent NH-9. Restricted vehicles also pass over the DME. The police have repeatedly said that the traffic on the highway is so fast that there is a fear of an accident when stopping someone in the middle and checking. In such a situation, the question arises why Manoj was also stopped on the highway? Why did the policeman force them to cross the highway even after arresting them? Who ordered such a check on the highway?
The papers stored in DigiLocker are valid: ADCP
ADCP Traffic Ramanand Kushwaha said documents stored in DigiLocker are as valid as physical documents. No police officer can refuse access to DigiLocker documents. If someone has refused to accept documents from DigiLocker, an investigation will be conducted. Strict action will be taken if an error is found. There is a rule to cross the highway only by a pedestrian bridge or an underpass. No one can ask someone to cross the road by checking in the middle of the highway.
May also keep other documents
DigiLocker was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. It is a type of digital locker where important documents such as PAN, voter ID, passport, driver’s license, RC vehicle, pollution certificate, insurance, etc can be safely stored in digital format. Like physical documents, documents kept here are also valid throughout the country. Aadhaar card is required to login to DigiLocker.