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BE AT POLICE STATION FOR 5 HOURS OR SHELL OUT 5000.

Reported on January 14, 2014 from Nagpur , Maharashtra  ι Report #38994

ON 12 TH OF JANUARY IN THE EVENING MY CLOSE FRIEND ASHOK B SHAHDADPURI (9860441343) ASKED IF CAN SPARE AN HOUR OR SO TO BE WITH HIM AT DHANTOLI POLICE STATION NAGPUR.

WHEN I ASKED THE REASON, HE TOLD ME THAT SOME CONSTABLE HAD BEEN TO HIS RESINDENCE ON 11 JAN 2014 AND INFORMED HIM THAT A CASE OF ACCIDENT IS REGISTERED AGAINST HIS VEHICLE NO. MH 31 AG 7453.(MARUTI WAGON R).

THE CONSTABLE TOOK FRONTSIDE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE CAR AND ASKED HIM TO COME AT POLICE STATION WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN STAND SURITY FOR HIM AS THE OFFENCE IS OF BAILABLE NATURE.

ASHOK IS MAN OF PRINCIPLE AND HE SAID NEITHER HE HAD MET ANY ACCIDENT NOR HE HAD GIVEN HIS VEHICLE TO ANYONE. THE CAR IS OF YEAR 2000 AND NOT IN A CONDITION OF RASH DRIVING OR NO-ONE HAD ASKED HIM FOR THE VEHICLE.

IT IS THE ONLY VEHICLE HE HIS HAVING .AS SUCH HE WAS SURE THAT THERE IS SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE NO. OF VEHICLE IN THE SAID ACCIDENT.

BUT AS A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN OF INDIA WE WENT TO THE POLICE STATION AT ABOUT 12.30 P.M.

AS USUAL AFTER ASKING 3 PERSONS WE COULD CONTACT THE SAID CONSTABLE MR SANGEET RAO IN A ROOM I SUPPOSE IS FOR NIGHT DUTY PERSONS.

AS SOME PEOPLE WERE HAVING LUNCH THERE HE CAME OUTSIDE OF THE ROOM AND CALLED ONE OF HIS COLLEAGUE THERE. HE INFORMED THE SAID COLLEGUE ABOUT FIR OF THE ACCIDENT DATED 16 MARCH 2013 ON RAHATE COLONY TO BUS STAND ROAD.

THE SO CALLED SENIOR COLLEAGUE IMMEDIATELY ASKED HIM WHY HE IS GIVING VIP TREATMENT TO ASHOK AND INSTRUCTED HIM TO PUT HIM BEHIND THE BARS.

WHEN I INTERVENED AND ASKED HOW CAN HE DO SUCH A THING WITHOUT TAKING OUR STATEMENT AND FOR SUCH A THING WHICH IS BAILABLE IN NATURE, HE CHANGED HIS TONE AND ASKED IF I AM HIS LAWYER OR SO.

I TOLD HIM THAT I AM NOT LAWYER BUT KNOW LITTLE BIT ABOUT LAW AND LOOKING TO OUR AGE (ASHOK 57 AND ME 51) HE INFORMED THAT AS PER PROCEDURE HE HAS TO ARREST ASHOK AND IT IS THERE DESCREATION TO TAKE HIM EITHER TO COURT OR GIVE HIM BAIL AT POLICE STATION.
THEN WE REQUESTED HIM TO GRANT BAIL AT POLICE STATION.HE ASKED US TO BRING PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS AND ID PROOF AND DOCUMENTS OF THE VEHICLE TO DO THE FORMALITIES. HE WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO GRANT AN HOURS TIME FOR THIS.

WE HAD GONE TO POLICE STATION IN MY VEHICLE . NOW HE ASKED TO BRING THE SO CALLED ACCIDENT VEHICLE.

WE CAME TO MY OFFICE AND ASHOK'S RESIDENCE TO COLLECT THE DOCUMENTS .IT TOOK ABOUT 2 HOURS FOR US TO BE BACK IN THE POLICE STATION .

AS EXPECTED NOW WE WERE ASKED TO STAND OUTSIDE AS IF WE WERE GRADE IV EMPLOYEES OF THE STATION FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.THEN THEY OBLIGED US TO CALL IN THE SAID ROOM AGAIN.
NOW THEY STARTED THE FORMALITIES OF RECORDING THE STATEMENT OF THE ACCUSED AND APPLICATION OF BAIL AND FORMALITIES OF THE ARREST ETC.

IT TOOK ABOUT ONE AND HOUR TO DO ALL THIS AS THEY WERE TRYING TO AVOID ALL THIS AND WERE DOING IT VERY RELUCTANTLY.THEY DID NOT DARE TO ASK FOR BRIBE DIRECTLY TO US BUT GAVE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT HINS TO US THAT WE WERE WASTING OUR TIME AND THEIR ENERGY BY NOT OFFERING BRIBE TO THEM.

WE WERE FIRM ON OUR PRINCIPLES AND MADE IT CLEAR TO THEM WE ARE HERE TO DO EVERYTHING AS PER RULES.SO AGAIN WE WERE ASKED TO SIT THERE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

AFTER AN HOUR HE ASKED US TO BRING THE SO CALLED ACCIDENT CAR IN THE PREMISES OF THE STATION WHERE THERE WAS HARDLY ANY PLACE TO PARK THE VEHICLE.

WHEN ASKED THE BASIS OF KEEPING THE VEHICLE HE GAVE US THE KNOWLEDGE OF PROCEDURE OF INSPECTION FROM RTO AS PER RULES.

WE ASKED THEM TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE IT IS NOT THE RULE AND IF AT ALL IT IS REQUIRED WE WILL BRING THE SAME AS AND WHEN ASKED .BUT HE DID NOT AGREE TO DO THE SAME.

AS SUCH WE WENT TO ONE SENIOR INSPECTOR TO REQUEST HIM ABOUT NOT KEEPING THE VEHICLE IN THE STATION AS THIS IS THE ONLY VEHICLE ASHOK IS HAVING AND LOOKING TO HIS AGE AND HEALTH .

FORTUNATELY HE AGREED TO OUR POINT OF VIEW THAT THERE IS NO RULE TO KEEP VEHICLE IN SUCH CASES. BUT NOW HE GAVE ONE MORE REQUIREMENT OF TAX RECEIPT OF THE HOUSE OF THE ACCUSED ASHOK.

SO AGAIN WE HAD TO GO TO THE RESIDENCE OF ASHOK TO BRING TAX RECEIPT WHICH WAS FORTUNATELY READILY AVAILABLE.

WE WERE BAK AT ABOUT 17.30 AT STATION. AGAIN WE WERE ASKED TO SIT IDLE THERE FOR ONE AND HALF HOURS WITHOUT ANY JUSTIFICATION.

AT LAST WHEN WE REQUESTED TO DO IT EARLY HE TOOK ONE ENTRY IN REGISTER AND TOOK MY SIGN AND CLOSED THE REGISTER AND KEPT STARING AT US.

AFTER 15 MINUTES OR SO WHEN WE STARTED WHEHER WE CAN GO HE RELUCTANTLY WITH HEAVY HEART GAVE US PERMISSION TO LEAVE.

NOW WE ASKED HIM IF WE CAN HAVE COPY OF THE FIR ,HE SAID HE HAD ALREADY EXTENDED HIS CO0PERATION TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT AND AS PER RULES AND AS PER RULES IT CAN NOT BE GIVEN.

SO WE SAVED @5000/- (I GUESS IT WAS THE FIGURE THEY WERE EXPECTING EITHER TO CLOSE THE CASE OR TO RELEASE US WITHIN HALF AN HOUR) BY OBEYING INSTRUCTIONS OF INTELLIGENT OFFICERS .

FORTUNATELY THEY DID NOT HAVE COURAGE TO ASK FOR BRIBE OPENLY.

K A AHUJA
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