Looks like Bengaluru Traffic Police is on a spree distributing notices to the residents ever since it made the pillion rider helmet rule mandatory. Recently state BJP spokesperson Prakash Sesharaghavachar received a challan for not wearing helmet while driving his car. Traffic police issued a similar notice to the Ministry of Defence spokesperson MS Patil.
On Saturday, Patil got a shock when he received the notice which had mentioned the registration number of the car, a Daewoo Matiz that had been grounded for almost a year.
Patil, who is a resident of Bengaluru, said that Bengaluru City Police just wants to show off the â€śspectacular jobâ€ť they are doing, however issuing fake challans was no way to do it.
â€śI was asked to come to the police station to get it rectified, but why should I go for a technical error they committed. Just because they want to show the numbers, they cannot put public into distress. It is their job to verify and send notices,â€ť said Patil.
â€śI have not even taken the car out in a year,â€ť he added.
On February 24, Prakash received a challan for not wearing a helmet in his car. Later the city police rectified and issued another challan charging him for parking the car on zebra crossing.