Krishnan SK of Bengaluru was asked to recharge the traffic police’s mobile phone (for a higher amount) as he did not have the change to pay the fine.

 

As taking bribe through cash has become difficult, the traffic police have found a new way to get personal favours from people who do not have the change to pay their fines.

 

Krishnan, travelling in his two-wheeler was stopped by HAL Traffic head constable Shivamurthy. When Krishnan showed all his documents, Shivamurthy asked him to pay a fine of ₹200 for two pending cases. But as the documents were intact and his vehicle was new, Krishnan asked the police reason for he being fined.

 

Angry Shivamurthy threatened of seizing the bike and told, he did not have any right to question the police. Scared of his vehicle being taken to the police station, Krishnan was ready to pay. He did not have any change in his valet. But Shivamurthy was adamant and asked him withdraw money from a nearby ATM.

 

But Krishnan had already withdrawn ₹2000 that day, which is the highest limit of withdrawal. Then still angry, the police asked Krishnan to recharge his mobile for ₹250, when the fine was just ₹200.

 

Having no other choice, Krishnan made the online payment for the recharge. He has posted a Facebook message with the account details to make people know how some traffic police are continuing their habit of collecting money, even when people are facing cash crunch due to demonetisation, which was brought in force to curb corruption!