CYRUS43

OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOUR: Mumbai Traffic police.

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I Witnessed shear lunacy today. And boy was I outraged. Let me give everyone here a brief of how the events occurred.

If anyone has been to Khalsa college, which is at King's Circle, in bombay, they wuld know that there is a small lane which runs behind the college. At the end of this lane, there is a perpendicular road that it joins, which when turned right on, takes you to khalsa college, and when turned left on takes you to the king's circle main road. (this though is a no entry.) Exactly opposite this small junction is a fellow where I usually get my xerox and printing work done.

Now the story. At the intersection, there is a garbage bin which is cleaned by the BMC dumper everyday. Today, very convienently, the dumper parks in the middle of the road, thus blocking the intersection partiatily. And by partitaly, i mean enough place for a small car to go. As I watch the dumper park, i know that something interesting would happen, as there is absolutely no place and thus the ideal condition for a humongous ttraffic jam . I sit back and wait and watch.

All of a sudden I see that a Towing Van approaches from the small lane, waiting to take a right turn on the intersection. As the dumper has blocked the road, and the cleaning work is in progress, the Police and towing Van decides to take matters into their own hands. Now the fun starts. Just 10 meters before the intersection, there is a silver Indica that was parked. PERFECTLY LEGALLY. Three people jump out from the back of the towing Van, and break into that Indica. they then proceed to push the Indica behind. But sadly, it doesn't move, as there is a big pile of solidified concrete material there. Still, they continue pushing the car, resulting in this: The rear right wheel goes over the hump, passes it and the hump smashes into the under body. As if that was not enough, they continue pushing it till the car goes and hits the footpath and a big stone on the footpath thereby damaging the bumper.

The towing Van moves on, or should i say barely clears the dumper on one side and the wrought iron railing on the footpath on the other side. The towing van is towing a Santro behind it and there are already two bikes on it. Now comes the really annoying bit....

As the towing Van clears, the santro's rear wheel starts to climb on to the footpath and the rear right door is precariously close to the railing. I watch in horror and decide enough is enough! I take my phone out and start recording a video. If you see the Video correctly, you will see how badly the car was treated and how much damage the footpath has caused. I believe the railing even scratched the door very badly at one point of time. In the meanwhile, as I was recording, I start confronting the Police Man in the Van on how dare he move the indica even though it was legally parked. He starts to abuse me and saying and I quote. "Tumhara Gaddi hai kya? Main jo chahe woh gaddi tow karke jayega. Tum kaun aya mere ko bolne walah"(Is it your car? I will tow anything that I want to. Who are you to tell me anything?) On that I ask him how he can Do it if the car is legally parked and that thus entering the car is basically "breaking and entering" which is a felony offence. He says, "Hum police hain. mere ko joh man ayega main karega!" (I am the Police. I will do whatever I want!).

Shocked by these replies, I go back to the shop. This happened an hour ago. I rushed home so that I could upload the video and this writeup. I really hope both the Indica and the Santro are safe. As a part of Autocar, it hurts me to see this happen........

Here is the Video. It Disgust me everytime I see it. I shall also be writing to all major News Channels about this. It is high time someone do something about this Hooliganism.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Can someone tell me how to send Videos to NDTV, UTVi, Times Now, Etc.

CYRUS432009-08-28 13:30:53

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This is sheer callousness of the indian police, be it traffic or civil.

The fact is that the car owners have a very clear way to sue the traffic police dept for damages, you are the witness!! along with the video, but will they?

That will really teach this arrogant s@^*?B!+(h when the hole burns in to his pocket on recovery.

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Sorry to hear that incident Cyrus. Its praiseworthy on your part to post the matter with a video.

I have sent an email citing this link to The Times of India, Mumbai. Unfortunately don't have TV News hounds numbers.

There are some email ids here where I have also sent the website link:

letters@aajtak.com

letters@indiatv.com

letters@ndtv.com

letters@zeenews.com

letters@starnews.com

letters@saharanews.com

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Sorry to hear that incident Cyrus. Its praiseworthy on your part to post the matter with a video.
I have sent an email citing this link to The Times of India' date=' Mumbai. Unfortunately don't have TV News hounds numbers.
There are some email ids here where I have also sent the website link:
letters@aajtak.com
letters@indiatv.com
letters@ndtv.com
letters@zeenews.com
letters@starnews.com
letters@saharanews.com
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Any updates Cyrus on the incident.The Times and NDTV mails went from my email box but all the other TV channel mails bounced. Their email ids I feel are to be checked.

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Well its a shame it happened to me also I parked my car in crawford market parking place which is surrounded by lane divider after an hour of shopping the car is missing the parking guy say traffic cops took the car when they were busy . They broke my front bumper and I can't still guess how they managed to take my car out of that small area were you have to revese and move the car out. We shelled 500bucks

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Its a shame that we indians have such an arrogant police forces all over the country and moreoverĀ I hate this so called ignorant and non-challant attitudeĀ  of these policemen. They should be exposed by the media.Good job Cyrus for shooting the video then and then.

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These police guys are like that only,once i was talking with my friend on the side of the road and a policeman(hawaldar) tells me to moveout.I argued that i am on the side of the road and not didturbing the traffic and this guy books me that i have misbehaved with a policeman and had to go to court and pay 200rs!smiley7.gif

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