Beware, the next time you get into a tiff with a Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) official, as any kind of argument will make you liable under Section 353 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for deterring a public servant from discharging his duty.
On Sunday afternoon, when Area Sub-Inspector N Lakshminarasimhaiah was manning the traffic signal at Infantry Road, behind the Indian Express building, the police stopped two youngsters for driving in a car with sun films. When they refused to cooperate, they landed in a big soup.
Speaking to City Express, N Lakshminarasimhaiah said, “As per the Supreme Court order, any person found violating the rule of sun films will have to be levied a penalty of `100 and the sun films must be removed on the spot. The boys said that they had to go to some place urgently and they did not have the time to cooperate or pay the fine. Other commuters also supported us. We placed a wheel lock and executed our duty.”
Explaining the rising traffic violations, Lakshminarasimhaiah added, “More than 60 violations are booked on this junction alone. We need to educate the people as well as prosecute them so that they do not get the confidence to repeat the violation.”