Punitive measures against those who pay royalties in the streets, and Baghdad police send a message to citizens
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Baghdad - conscious - Nassar al-Hajj
After the demands of the competent authorities to reduce the imposition of royalties on vehicles parked next to public roads, the Baghdad Police Command issued directives to those who do so, and while it warned them of legal penalties up to imprisonment, it sent a message to the citizens.
Baghdad Police Media Director, Lt. Col. Aziz Nasser, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "there are some people who impose royalties and rents on wheels parked on the side of the road in areas of Baghdad, especially in the Karrada and Mansour areas," noting that
"the Baghdad police chief directed detachments." The police deployed throughout the capital are arresting these people.”
He added, "A large number of these were arrested by judicial order and legal measures were taken against them," noting that "this case requires concerted security efforts."
He stressed, "the importance of the citizen's failure to cooperate with these people and to report their whereabouts, as this issue needs to be proven," sending a message to the citizens by saying:
"It is possible to report to anyone who imposes royalties of up to three or five thousand on the wages of stopping one wheel in the streets in front of restaurants".
Nasser called "restaurant owners not to exploit citizens because this is state-owned land, and the citizen has the right to park his car without interfering with him and taking money from him," explaining,
"The security forces are responsible for this issue and the security file, as they decide the security determinants of parking." wheels or not.
Nasser addressed "the royalties to leave this," warning them of "severe legal measures in the event of their arrest."
While the security expert, Fadel Abu Argheef, confirmed to the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "imposing royalties on parked wheels are immoral and abnormal practices," noting that
"there are supervisory authorities that are responsible for controlling the pace of these behaviors."
He added, "The Directorate of Interior Affairs set up ambushes more than once and was able to arrest some of those who tempted himself to take these royalties," explaining,
"The intelligence services are moving forward to dismantle this matter, as for rents illegally, if they are inside the capital."
It is adopted by the Baghdad Municipality, and if it is outside the capital, the security services will adopt it.”
And he indicated, "Such practices, even if they are committed, the perpetrators will fall into the traps of the security and control agencies," noting that "things are going in this line."
While security expert Ahmed Al-Sharifi told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "imposing royalties on the streets is related to the Ministry of Transport, Roads and Communications, in addition to the Ministry of the Interior having a role in this matter,"
stressing the need "that there be garages and starting points for the Ministry of Transport controlled by Before the ministry so that there is an improvement in performance and filling the gaps.”
He added, "The Ministry of Interior has a role in this extortion, which is a threat to the safety of land transportation, which is part of maintaining the safety of the home front," explaining that
"the Ministry of Interior must find solutions to the issue of extortion in the streets and imposing royalties on cars parked next to the road."