Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in a sudden drive penalised 64 vehicles in front of state guesthouse Sugandha at Eskaton in the city on Sunday for plying on the wrong side of road.
The vehicles include one of State Minister for Social Welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed, 40-45 of government officials, judges, police, military officers and journalists.
Ramna Zone under DMP’s Traffic South Division launched the drive around 4pm and it continued for around two and a half hours, said Senior Assistant Commissioner (Traffic-Ramna Zone) Alauddin.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood, Additional Commissioner (Traffic) Moslehuddin and senior police officials were present during the drive.
During the drive that lasted for two and half an hours, the traffic police blocked the cars and motorcycles plying on the wrong side.
Cases were filed against some of the vehicles while some others were fined, Alauddin said.