Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
A constable attached to HAL Traffic police station has been suspended for accepting bribe of Rs.100 from a motorist who was not wearing ISI helmet.
Joint Commissioner of police traffic,Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda on Friday suspended a traffic constable who was caught on camera accepting Rs.100 from a motorcycle rider after stopping him for not wearing ISI mark helmet near HAL post office junction .
The entire incident was caught on camera and the passers-by forced him to return the money to the biker and later circulated the incident on social media .
Taking a serious note,Mr.Gowda suspended Pawan Dyamanna,attached to HAL airport traffic station and ordered an inquiry.
Gowda said in his statement,though the constable has no power to slap fine,he misused his power and amounts to dereliction of duty .
Mr. Gowda said that only the officer of the rank of ASI and above are empowered to slap or collect fines .
In the last 15 days the traffic police department has launched an awareness drive to educate bikers to wear ISI mark helmet.
Mr. Gowda requested the bikers to use quality ISI mark helmets for safety he added.