sakiorau 24 May 2017
|Originally posted by : sakiorau|
|Sir / madam few days ago I was stopped by a law and order policeman checking vehicle documents.unfortunately I forgot to bring my licence with me.i said that I forgot it and hence asked him to produce challan so that I can appear before the court within fifteen days and show the original.but the policeman was adamant and he asked for two hundred rupees to leave me.finally after standing for a hour I had to give the amount to him to leave the place.my doubts are 1. Can a law and order police constable file cases on traffic violation. 2. I've heard that even a traffic constable can't book cases standing alone without si in the vicinity.is that true sir.3. is it really possible to get challan and show the documents before the court without paying fine to the policeman.kindly clarify|
You were just robbed.
MPS RAMANI (Scientist/Engineer) 25 May 2017
Certain police officers are empowered to collect fine. When they collect fine they should give a valid receipt. Did he give you receipt? Did you ask for a receipt? Driving a motor vehicle without the driving licence in possession in person is also an offence. What you had done was a punishable offence even if you had a licence left at home. Always ask for receipt for the payment so that the money goes into the treasury. That is what I do.
SOLOMON.RAJ (advocate/director) 26 May 2017
Dear Mr. Sakiorau,
First of all you should be aware that riding a bike ior driving a car without the valid driver's license is an offence s per the Motor vehicle Act. SO with out posessing it, if you were driving the vehicle you have committed an offence.
Secondly, YES!!! The Law & order police also have the right and authority to check the vehicles and their drivers for valid documents, it is not just the traffic police but evne the law & order police . Most of the people are not aware of this.
Thirdly if you were penalised you should have collected the reciept , in this case you haven't so you dont ha ve a say what -so-ever, Be sure to collect the reciept next time if any.
Sudhir Kumar (Dy Director) 28 May 2017
You should hav easked all these questions before paying bribe.