- I Paid A Bribe
- 7 years ago
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I was returning home from Office on my motorcycle today on 31.08.2014. On the way I was stopped near Maurya Lok Hotel, Fraser Road, Patna. The Hawaldar physically mishandled me and charged me for not stopping the vehicle even though I had slowed down to stop. When I argued he instructed his junior to charge me with " Rash Driving, Driving without Helmet and Trying to escape by injuring the Hawaldar" and confiscate the vehicle.
However, the junior policewala seemed to be upright and told me that he would charge me for the offense that I had committed .i.e, "Not wearing helmet", only and would have to pay Rs 100/- as fine for not wearing helmet. I am a law abiding citizen and I agreed.
My vehicle was taken to Gandhi Maidan police Station. I produced all the papers as required. However the corrupt police official at the thana demanded Rs 1,100-----Reason being that my pollution certificate had expired. I believe he was just looking for some idiotic reason to implicate me.
I myself am an Upright Government Official working in Patna. Such sought of irresponsible police action is unwarranted and deserve suitable action. I would be very happy if I could hope for some action against these corrupt police officials and their hooliganism and harassment.