Constable Files PIL In Bombay HC Against Traffic Police Charging Money Illegally

Md Imtiaz

January 13th, 2017

Mumbai Constable Files PIL

Image Source: localpress 

A Mumbai Police head constable filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in Bombay High Court on December 28 last year alleging widespread corruption in the traffic department of the police.  He also sought a registration of an FIR and departmental inquiry against the corrupt officials.

The PIL has been filed by Sunil Toke who is currently a member of the Armed Police Force in Worli division.

In his petition, Toke stated that he was surprised as well as shocked after seeing the rampant corruption practised there.

“The traffic police charge money from trucks that illegally carry sand and other construction materials. At an average, each vehicle pays Rs 200 to Rs 500,” Toke said to The Logical Indian.

The PIL also claimed that at least Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 is taken from four-star and five-star hotels to give permission for illegal parking.

The petition maintained that the illegal taxis and auto-rickshaws that ply in the city pay Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 to the traffic police so that they can operate freely.

Toke also mentioned that whenever there is a blockade to check on drunk driving, hardly five or ten cases gets registered out of 50 cases. The police let go most of the offenders after collecting  Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 from them, depending on who the person is.

The petition has been filed asking the senior authorities to register an FIR against the crooked traffic police officials named in the complaint and also for the departmental inquiry to be initiated and appropriate action taken against them.

The petition is scheduled for a hearing at the Bombay High Court on January 23.

The Logical Indian hopes that stern action is initiated against the alleged police officials if found guilty. Not just Mumbai, we witness such practices in different cities.  Cases we leave today with a small bribe as fine are what will lead to severe accidents and deaths in future. We should have mechanisms to end such corrupt practices.

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Bengaluru: Traffic Cop Donates Blood For Those Whom He Caught Violating Law

“Action In 15 Days Or Let Me Kill Myself”: Mumbai Whistleblower Cop Writes To PM

Bengaluru Teens Wheeling On The Road, Risking Their Lives And Lives Of Others; Police Prompt In Action

Video: This Traffic Police Is A True Rock Star. He Dances, Does Crazy Moves & Sings Along When He Manages The Traffic

To Nab Traffic Violators, Cyberabad Police Launches ‘Eye-Worn Cameras’

Sir I Am The First Time Offender Of The Drunken Driving Why Are You Giving Me Such Harsh Punishment

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Bihar: Refused To Give Free Vegetables To Cop, 14-Year-Old Rots In Jail For 3 Months

Exclusive

Telangana: This IPS Officer Is Saving Lives By Fighting The Menace Of Fake News

Awareness

5,000 Fine If Caught With Plastic Bag, Maharashtra Plastic Ban From Tomorrow

Awareness

Know About Justice Chelameswar Who Retired Today After A Seven-Year Tenure In Supreme Court

News

Bank Whose Director Is Amit Shah Collected Rs 745 Crore Worth Old Notes During Demonetisation: RTI

News

AC Put On Full Blast To Hound Us Out: Passengers Of Delayed AirAsia Flight