Rajesh and his wife were out for the evening. When the couple was near Apni Mandi, they decided to go buy some vegetables. As their son was sleeping, they decided to lock the car with him asleep inside. When they returned, their car had gone missing.
The couple called Police immediately and told them that their car has been stolen and their son has gone missing. Cops registered a complaint for car stolen and kidnapping.
Soon, the stolen car’s no started flashing in all the police station across the city. It is here when Head Constable Subhash realised what has happened. Yes. Head Constable Subhash from the Chandigarh Police unit had ordered to tow the car as it was parked illegally. What he missed to see that a 12 year old child was asleep inside the car.
Soon Subhash notified his superiors about the error. Parents of the child were immediately notified that their child and car was safe. After the cops told them what had happened, the parents decided not to file any complaint against the cops who towed their car.
But, the Police department have decided to take action. Both, Subhash and Home Guards volunteer Jagseer are suspended. “We have initiated departmental inquiry against the two employees, who have been negligent,” said deputy superintendent of police (DSP, traffic, south) Rajiv Kumar Ambasta.
This is not the first time something like this has happened. Earlier this year, a case was registered against a cop when he towed the bike with the owner sitting on the bike.
It was indeed a comic sight to see bike and rider being towed away by a tow truck through the streets of Kanpur on Wednesday. A video captured by the rider’s friend, who was riding behind the tow truck, has revealed how traffic cops have towed away a motorcycle with its owner sitting on it.
The incident happened at the Bada Chauraha area in Kanpur while reports claim that the bike was parked in a ‘No Parking Zone’ outside the branch of Reserve Bank of India.
In India, signs of ‘No Parking’ are sometimes in the most obscure of places, sometimes out of the view of the general public. They are very often scribbled on the walls or half defaced on boards with only a keen eye able to spot them. It is many a hapless driver or rider who has failed to notice such boards and ended up on the wrong side of the law.
However, it does not absolve the conscious vehicle owner from obeying the law and showing such an air of stubbornness goes beyond the call of duty to abide both the law and the law makers. The biker should have tried reasoning with the traffic police or then agreed to comply with stipulated regulation and pay up the fine for wrong parking.
Instead, he displayed an air of arrogance and defiance and put his own life and limb to the test by hanging onto his bike even as it was towed away by the tow vehicle while he is seen holding onto the chain of the tow truck to prevent him from falling backwards. Watch the video below.