One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An official form or document, such as a receipt, invoice, or summons.
- ‘In case of argument by the driver, the challans of very high amounts are issued to the erring driver.’
- ‘On January 31 the district authorities issued a recovery challan to attach the property of the four farmers to recover the amount.’
- ‘The victim (still without having revealed his media identity) insists on some challan for being stopped, in vain.’
- ‘A challan has already been filed in the court against the accused.’
- ‘Till now, the mobile squads had the right to issue any challan, for which a receipt would also be given.’
Issue (someone) with an official notice of a traffic offence.‘police challaned over 24 vehicle owners for violating the rules’
- ‘Smash the heads of the traffic policemen if they challan you for not wearing helmets.’
- ‘How can a civilian like you and me, be it a bus driver, a college principal or a hospital superintendent, challan us?’
- ‘It was decided that the Departments of Excise and Taxation, Police and Transport would jointly challan the vehicles found violating traffic rules or being used for any antisocial activity.’
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