Chhattisgarh Police fines 35 cops for traffic rule violations
At least 35 cops in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh were reportedly penalized in one day and over ₹40,000 fine was collected from them. Reportedly, their vehicles were seized and they were asked to go to the station on foot and pay the penalty to get their two-wheelers back. Most of them were caught not wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers.
This comes after state Director General of Police said that cops will have to pay twice the penalty for traffic rules violations. It was additional superintendent of traffic police (Raigarh) R K Minj who swiftly identified the police personnel violating the rules while riding two-wheelers in civilian clothing.
The penalties recovered from them were as per the revised rules for traffic violations as the Congress-led Chhattisgarh government is yet to implement it. "If this police personnel was found to be violating traffic regulations again, then besides legal proceedings under the Motor Vehicles Act, they would face disciplinary action and it would be noted in their service books," said the SP.