Bikes parked on the roadside near Peruvannamoozhi police station; Vehicles near Pantheerankavu police station | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: Around 2,000 vehicles that were seized by the district police in connection with several cases have piled up. Most of the vehicles that have been seized are involved in crimes including drug smuggling and accidents. The vehicles include cars worth crores and bikes worth lakhs of money. These vehicles are rusting and decaying.
Apart from the vehicles at the police station, over 200 vehicles are in the custody of the Motor Vehicle Department officers across the district. The vehicles captured in Kozhikode have been kept at the testing ground in Chevayur.
Many of these vehicles were seized as they did not have proper documents and for causing accidents. There are 25 two-wheelers in the Kozhikode City Traffic Police Station premises. These are the vehicles involved in bike stunts and other crimes including theft.
Most police stations have vehicles that are seized piling up in such a way that people do not have space to stand in front of them. If there is no space to park the vehicles on the station premises, they are parked on private properties.
As the summer season is about to begin, the intense heat could lead to these vehicles catching fire. Several of the piled-up vehicles could be auctioned out as the court proceedings have been completed. There is an allegation that the officials do not want to conduct auction as there are many procedures involved in the process.
Around 50 two-wheelers and 20 other vehicles are awaiting the completion of procedures at the Vadakara police station premises. There are about 25 vehicles near the DYSP office and the police quarters. There are eight mini trucks here. They were seized for sand smuggling. The luxury vehicles seized in the Tycoon fraud case are also among these.
The vehicles seized by Chompala police have been parked under the Kunhippally overbridge. There are around 50 vehicles parked here. Also, there are about 50 vehicles parked at the Nadapuram station premises and outside.
The Peruvannamoozhi police station and the Pantheerankavu police station, which does not have their own building, park the seized vehicles on the roadside and on private properties. Over 100 vehicles have been parked in such a manner at these stations. As many as 100 vehicles each have been parked at the Mukkom police station premises and in Mavoor.
A total of 62 vehicles have been parked at the Kozhikode medical college and 227 at Feroke police station. At Feroke, some vehicles have been parked on top of each other. The most number of tipper trucks connected to sand smuggling have been seized here. More than 100 vehicles are parked at Balussery station premises as well.