It is disconcerting to note that police stations have become dumping grounds of various types of vehicles for long periods of time.
However, what is disconcerting about this picture is that there is no action being taken by authorities concerned to solve this problem of vehicle dumping in the capital. As a result, thousands of seized vehicles are being kept under the weather for long periods of time.
According to a report published in this daily, as legal process of most seized vehicles are not over these remain in police custody at the station in negligence often being subjected to theft of parts. Despite this long-lasting problem, this issue has not been solved by the government.
Even the police station dumping yards which are supposed to serve as temporary ground where the seized vehicles are supposed to be kept for a short amount of time have become permanent graveyards for many vehicles.
Temporary ground where the seized vehicles are supposed
to be kept for a short amount of time have become
permanent graveyards for many vehicles
This problem requires immediate intervention from authorities concerned. Because of negligence, millions of taka worth of property is on the verge of destruction.
Most of the vehicles at the police station dumping grounds are being kept there under court orders, as the process is yet to be finished. But such uncaring conditions is not exemplary for any civil procedure to follow.
On the other hand, the report also elaborated on the numbers saying that around 5,000 motorised and non-motorised vehicles are dumped across 49 police stations in the capital.
As most of the vehicles are suspects of illegal activities, they are not put up for auction or the owners cannot get their vehicles released form the impounds.
This should not be the case. As the country is developing, the legal process should also develop and speed is of the essence.
Any legal issues must be solved within court post-haste. Once such a position is achieved in the legal system, we hope that there won’t be any recurring of the scenario at the dumping grounds of police stations.