Woman says Cyberabad traffic cops mocked her for questioning ‘bias’

Hyderabad: A woman has accused a traffic police personnel from Cyberabad of mocking her when she objected to his alleged selectiveness in fining motorists. One of his colleagues misbehaved with her, alleged the woman.

According to the woman, she was travelling with a friend on a two-wheeler when they were stopped at Parvat Nagar chauraha, which comes under the jurisdiction of Madhapur traffic, on Friday?. They were handed a challan as the vehicle’s number plate was partially broken.

In multiple Twitter posts, the woman said that they diligently paid the fine, accepting that the cop was doing his duty. However, she noticed that the policeman didn’t issue any ticket to a boy who was riding a bike without a helmet.

“I questioned B Nagi Reddy, the traffic policeman with the mask, about why he let that biker go, and did not cut a challan. He told me because he had taken a picture of the number plate. I asked him to show it to me because he hadn’t done that. He got enraged,” she wrote.

The woman alleged that the cop later said he had taken the picture. “… he said that the cops at the bigger junction would have taken, so he didn’t take,” read her Twitter post.

The woman said she then decided to take a picture of the policeman. However, one of Reddy’s colleagues allegedly made a mocking face as she took the picture. The woman forwarded the pictures to the Cyberabad traffic police on their WhatsApp number.

The woman said she chose to raise the issue through social media after she didn’t get a reply from the police. Cyberabad Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) Vijay Kumar said, “We don’t know anything about such misbehaviour by our official.”

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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