Vehicle owners ordered to turn in hydraulic horns to police

Hydraulic Horn (Symbolic)

PV Desk : Vehicle owners in Dhaka city using hydraulic horns will have to turn in the devices to police in 15 days, according to a new court order.

A High Court bench passed the order on Sunday after holding a hearing over a report on an earlier petition filed by rights body, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh or HRPB.

The court ordered the police to destroy the hydraulic horns turned in by vehicle owners, said petitioner’s counsel Manzill Murshid.

After the initial hearing of the HRPB petition on Aug 23, the court said vehicles using these horns will have to be seized.

It had then set a 48-hour deadline for drivers and authorities to stop the use of the horns banned from being imported.

The court then also told authorities to take measures to stop imports and confiscate devices available in the local market within seven days.

During the previous hearing, the court told police to file an update, which was heard on Sunday.