Submit hydraulic horns to police stations within 15 days: HC

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Dhaka, October 08: The High Court on Sunday ordered owners and drivers of vehicles with hydraulic horns to submit their horns to the police stations concerned within 15 days.The HC also asked police to destroy these horns.

An HC bench comprising Justice Rezaul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order.

On August 22, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, a human rights and environmental organization, filed a writ petition challenging the ineffectiveness in stopping the use of hydraulic horn to check sound pollution.

On August 23, the HC issued a rule after the primary hearing of the writ petition. Defendants were asked to submit reports on the implementation of the rule.

Accordingly, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) chairman and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner and joint commissioner (Traffic) submitted separate reports.

The petitioner’s counsel Manzil Murshid said, according to reports hundreds of hydraulic horns were seized.