A few days ago, a strange scene unfolded on BEL road in Bengaluru. A traffic constable who was manning a junction was caught on camera taking off his shoe and throwing it on two bike-borne men.
The video begins innocently enough. It has a Vlog-like feel to it, and the scene in front is recorded using a dash cam. Towards the end of the video, we see two traffic policemen standing on the road as a bike with two riders passes by.
Apparently, the fact that neither of the two riders was wearing a helmet irks one constable so much that he reaches down for his shoe, takes it off, and throws it right at them.
The whole incident was taped and uploaded on YouTube by an account named Rishabh Chatterjee, and the video has since been shared widely.
This happened as a Jalahalli traffic police sub-inspector and another constable were checking vehicles. The two men on the bike, now identified as students, were not wearing helmets and did not stop for the checking.
While the students themselves have not approached the police to file a complaint against the constable, the erring officer has now been suspended.
A senior police official told TNIE that they had come to know about the incident on April 27. Following this, the ACP of North Division was asked to conduct an enquiry.
Meanwhile DCP Traffic (West) Shivakumar said that a detailed probe was done as soon as the incident came to their knowledge, and the traffic constable was suspended.
Watch the video here: