- Car driver challaned for not wearing helmet in Hyderabad.
- Owner of the car asked to pay Rs 100 immediately to avoid legal procedures.
- Police authorities dismiss the incident as a mistake.
The headline would have been deceptive had it not been for the news that follows. A traffic policeman challaned a a cab driver for not wearing a helmet in Hyderabad. On Tuesday, the taxi driver Vishnu was actually challaned for the 'offence'.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, he said," while driving, I was stopped by the traffic police. Cops asked me to show the documents, and I did. I was not aware that I had got a challan for not wearing a helmet while driving a car. I discovered that only today."
The policeman sent a message to the owner of the cab that a challan has been issued to the driver of his car TS09ES4716 for not wearing a helmet, which is a traffic violation. He was also directed to pay Rs 100 immediately to avoid legal procedure. When the incident was reported to the police, officials dismissed it as a rare mistake that happened while the police was entering the incident in his tablet computer. DCP Ranganath, further justified, "It is a mistake. Such mistakes do happen as cops challan several drivers in a day."
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:37 PM IST