Definition of challan in English:

challan

noun

Indian
  • 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.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Indian
  • 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.’

Origin

Hindi chalān.

Pronunciation

challan

/ˈtʃʌlən/