The Tribune – Sikh challaned for not wearing helmet

Fatehgarh Sahib-Panjab-India, 2 June 2017. A delegation of lawyers led by Amardeep Singh Dharni, former president, District Bar Association, submitted a memorandum to SP (Detective) Daljit Singh Rana.

They are demanding action against traffic police incharge Amar Singh (ASI) for allegedly demanding Rs 500 as bribe from a lawyer, Gurmeet Singh Bajwa, during the checking of vehicles.

On his refusal, Amar Singh allegedly challaned Gurmeet for riding “without helmet” (copy of the challan and complaint are with The Tribune).

Gurmeet has written that when he, along with his handicapped sister in-law, was going to Sirhind, the traffic police stopped him for checking at Jyoti Swarup Chowk.

He showed all the papers, but the ASI, who was allegedly under the influence of liquor, said that they have to meet the targets of challan as per the SSP’s directions. So he was challaning the lawyer for riding without helmet as it has the minimum penalty.

So Gurmeet was challaned for not wearing a helmet despite being a Sikh and sporting a turban.

Daljit Singh Rana, SP (Detective), said that he has marked the inquiry to DSP (Headquarters) Anil Kohli and appropriate action would be taken as per the probe report.


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