We have all heard funny stories about people and fines related to traffic violations. Last month we told you about a Finnish businessman being fined the equivalent of Rs. 38.4 lakh for speeding . Here’s another traffic violation story that will surprise you a bit.
Shailender Singh was issued a fine on May 24 in Meerut for not wearing a helmet; the only problem here is that he was driving a car. Interestingly, the traffic cop who issued the challan even put Singh’s Maruti Swift’s registration number on the receipt.
Singh was on his way to a doctor’s appointment for his 4-month-old son and was already running late, when he was stopped by Shivraj Singh, who demanded to see the car’s papers. Singh claims the papers were all in order, and yet he was being held. This led to a fierce argument, which consequently ended with him being issued a challan for not wearing a helmet.
He contacted the senior superintendent of police, and an enquiry has been initiated.
Shivraj Singh, the traffic police officer in question, says he flagged down Singh because he was talking on the phone while driving. He had asked the incharge of the area’s chowki to issue a challan, who charged him for not wearing a helmet. Shivraj insists it was a mistake, and has been exaggerated.