In the midst of the pandemic, common people breaking traffic rules is still witnessed in many parts of the country. Not only male drivers but female drivers also break such rules such as not wearing helmets, over speeding, not having a driving license, etc. While the traffic law is to charge a fine for breaking these rules, some traffic police even break these rules and let the rule-breakers go by taking a bribe. One such latest report has come under the scanner of people where female traffic police is seen taking bribes from a female scooter driver. The money was given directly in the pocket of the traffic police that was caught on a CCTV camera. The video has gone viral on the internet.
The video that went viral
In a viral video doing rounds on social platforms, a lady traffic police is seen to take bribes from another lady scooty driver. The bribe money was not given in her hands directly but the driver put it in her back pocket of the pants while the police was busy with her phone. The video has gone viral instantly after being caught in a CCTV camera of Sai Chowk, Pimpri.
What the DCP of Pimpri commented on the whole matter
The woman traffic police has been identified as Swati Sonnar by the inquiry officers and now she has been suspended before any final decision can be taken against her. “We received the video on social media. It was filmed at Sai Chowk. Our departmental inquiry will figure out what happened at the spot. We have suspended the constable from service. This gives out a clear message to those cops who have been indulging in such practices while performing their duties,” said the DCP of Pimpri police station regarding the viral video footage.
Different reactions on social media
Social media always looks for opportunities to take a dig at anything that happens beyond the blues. In this case, also, several social media users expressed their views related to the incident. While some users wrote, “Who can change this country? Full of corruption” another wrote “Mera Bharat Mahan ” on the social media platforms. The video also went viral on YouTube and it garnered almost 11000 views within a few hours of its uploading. The caption of the 32-second long video is “No Google Play, No PhonePe, Direct Pocket Pe”.
The Policy Times suggestion
- There have been many instances where traffic police have been accused of taking bribes and leaving rule breakers. This must be controlled because if these rule breakers are let go easily by paying 50-100 rupees then they will keep breaking the rules over and over again. Strict laws must be implemented for both the bribe giver and the bribe taker.
- More CCTV cameras must be installed in a way that they cover the traffic police’s actions easily. If any of them are seen to take bribes then they must be subjected to stricter punishments.