BENGALURU: A man from Kerala, who was fined by the city police for a traffic violation which he claimed he did not commit, has put up the complaint addressing City Police Commissioner M N Reddi on the Facebook page of Bengaluru City Police.
Prem K said he was on a visit to the city. His complaint on Facebook states: “After entering the city, I was driving down Hosur Road towards Electronics City junction. This incident happened some distance before the toll gate for the elevated road toll gate. Since traffic was heavy, I was following the vehicles in front of me. Suddenly, I saw a traffic constable in the middle of the road, flagging vehicles randomly to come to the side of the road. He flagged me too.
“I parked my vehicle... and the constable said that I had jumped a red light.... He told me that I can either pay Rs 100 or meet ‘sir’ (traffic inspector) and the actual fine will be Rs 300. The officer (inspector) fined me Rs 500. He said the fine includes Rs 400 for reckless driving. I told him that I didn’t do anything wrong but even if I did, how is it right to fine me for two offences? He entered my details on his phone and printed out a challan... Later, I noticed that it is shown that my offence is a repeat offence and there is mention of another offence on BG Main Road... The date of this offence was 04/02/2015. My last trip to Bengaluru was seven months ago...” he states.
City Police Commissioner M N Reddi told Express, “If there is a mistake on the part of the police, we will take necessary action.”
Auto drivers Booked
In a surprise operation conducted by City Market traffic police on Thursday, the cops booked cases against autorickshaw drivers for demanding extra fare and for refusing rides to passengers. The west division traffic police also seized 100 autorickshaws. The police personnel were in plain clothes during the operation.
229 Vehicles seized
Continuing with its enforcement drive, the Transport Department on Thursday checked vehicles at Silk Board junction, Kanakapura Road, Banashankari, Near Jayadeva Hospital, JP Nagar and Jayanagar. At least 3,000 vehicles were checked and 229 were seized. The drive was expected to net Rs 2 crore for the Transport Department.