Fatehgarh Sahib: As per media reports a Punjab police ASI challaned a lawyer for not wearing a helmet despite being a Sikh and tying a turban.
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, notes in The Tribune.
On his refusal, Amar Singh allegedly challaned Gurmeet Singh for riding “without helmet”.
Gurmeet Singh 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.