Harassed by 'drunk' auto driver, Bengaluru woman posts video on city traffic police's Facebook page
news Friday, April 17, 2015 - 05:30
A Bengaluru woman was allegedly harassed by an auto driver in the city on April 14. Suguna Vairam posted a video that she took, while she was in the auto, on the Facebook Page of the Bengaluru Traffic Police on Tuesday. In her post, Vairam wrote that she took the auto while travelling fromÂ KH road to Ulsoor. She realised that the driver was drunk and was not following the route she had asked him to. He allegedly also demanded excess fare from her. â€śJust after 200 mtrs the auto driver asked me if i had change .I thought he wanted to buy something and paid him 70 bucks ,which would've been d approx meter cost till my destination. After which he asked for more money and was demanding me to give 500 rs (sic),â€ť Vairam wrote. The auto driver,Â Aleem,Â reportedly is a repeat offender and had been arrested last year by the Madiwala police for misbehaving with another woman passenger. The Bengaluru Traffic Police replied to Vairam on Facebook saying that the field officers had been informed about the incident and that they will take necessary action against the auto driver. When Vairam raised a question about the driver being drunk, Bengaluru Traffic Police replied saying, â€śdrunk and drive case need to booked on the spot with the help of alcometer, we are raising violation against over charge and also informed area traffic officers to verify your compliant (sic).â€ť Â I was traveling from KH road to Ulsoor today @4:30 pm. Just after 200 mtrs the auto driver asked me if i had change .I... Posted by Suganya Vairam on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Â
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