Traffic cop oversees towing operators damage a wrongly parked car

Watch how a traffic cop damages wrongly parked car in the name of towing

A traffic cop in Mumbai has been caught on camera damaging a wrongly parked car. The traffic cop and towing operators are trying to tow a car which has it’s handbrake on. In order to release the handbrake, the towing operators are trying to break into the car, with the help of iron rods and all this under the watchful eye of Mumbai Traffic Cop.

The video was shot by Nikhil Tandon and uploaded on YouTube. On seeing that their act was getting recorded, the cop seems to get a little cautious and asks the towing operators to stop their breaking-in act. What they do next is what many car owners in India will be aware of. The towing operators tow the car in such a way that the front bumper of the car is damaged.

Watch how a traffic cop damages wrongly parked car in the name of towingFinding a parking spot for your car is becoming difficult in major cities of India, just as is the case in major cities across the globe. There are more vehicles than parking space available on our streets. So when you park the car in a no-parking zone with handbrakes on, do you think the cops or towing operators have the authority to break into your car, the way it is being done in the video above?

Nikhil states, “The car might have been parked in the wrong spot but thats no way to Tow it. These guys are permitted to Tow vehicles, not to damage them. they are supposed to invest in proper hydraulic cranes which allow them to tow cars without damaging them. We all know that even if they damage the car there’s nothing you can do about it. Its an extremely frustrating situation.”

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Sagar Patel

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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  • Amey Khedekar

    forget damaging a bumper, i feel like burning their cars who wrongly park their cars, causing inconvenience to me/us/civilized drivers/ law abiding citizens. as for their wrong doings we are the sufferers.

    • Mumbaikar

      Who is reponsible to properly architect the city so as to provide enough space for parking ? It is the government and the system. Now if instead of us fighting with the system and government we start fighting among ourselves, how will the the problem will ever get resolved. We are paying so much taxes. We are ruled by uneducated people.

      • Rohan

        Instead of blaming city designers for lack of parking space, why don’t you blame people who buy cars without evaluating whether the city can provide all amenities for the desired usage of car? Do you hope to buy an helicopter and be able park it in your co-operative housing society or apartment premises?

    • Rohan

      I second you. Illegal problem is an offence against the larger society.

    • Alson Basto Cyriac

      Amey Khedekar No one likes to wrongly park their vehicles. It’s the lack of space that makes them fit in the space available. What if this happens to you? You was in the same situation? Will you be happy? and you will say? aah arey wahh badiya kaam.. bumper tho toot pada..chalo hogaya Rs.5000 karch karne ka moka!!

    • Alson Basto Cyriac

      and I am not supporting wrong parking practices, but just saying it’s not the way to be treated!

      • Amey Khedekar

        mate, i am not happy to see pains and suffering of any humans/materials, i am saying this is the proper treatment for those who think who can easily get upon by breaking any kind of law. such persons olyr realize their own mistakes unless they dont get a big fatka on their head, anyone can pay a mere Rs200 fine when he/she drives.

  • Alson Basto Cyriac

    The cop could easily track the owner within minutes as he have the registration number.. from a MARUTI dealership or even from the RTO, , else he could make a charge sheet on vehicle. and what he is doing total arrogance and absurdness..can’t take it so easy.

  • NT

    This is in todays times of india!!!