The Hyderabad traffic police took to social media to show that they were 'practicing what they preached', by fining their own policemen, who were caught violating traffic rules.
Starting a hashtag #PracticingwhatWePreached, the traffic police uploaded photos of several e-challans that were issued to policemen for not following the law.
"The public is posting pictures of traffic violations by policemen on social media including on our Facebook page and Twitter handle. So, we are responding to them and providing details of the e-challans issued for the violations. Rules are uniform for motorists whether commoner or police officials," deputy commissioner of police (Traffic) AV Ranganath told Deccan Chronicle.
â€śWe can make out if the violator is a civilian or policeman through his uniform and vehicle. Apart from issuing challans we are also initiating disciplinary action against policemen including issuing memos and attaching them to police headquarters,â€ť the police official added.
Check out some of the tweets below.
This comes after Hyderabad-based politician Amjed Ullah Khanâ€™s campaign #Practicewhatyoupreach, aimed at getting policemen to follow traffic rules.
For almost a month, Khan has been constantly tweeting photos and videos of policemen flouting the norms, tagging Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma as well as Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.
Amjed Khan launched his social media campaign following the new rule of the Hyderabad Traffic Police, which attracts a fine of Rs 2,000 for driving without a helmet. The campaign soon went viral and received massive response from the people.
Many people followed in his footsteps, posting and tagging photos and videos of police officers across the city, riding bikes without helmets, speaking on the phone and engaging in triple riding.