There have been times in the past when the road users in India have been fined for peculiar things such as motorcyclist not wearing a seatbelt. To add on to the list, recently Kerala police fined a man for overspeeding his bicycle on the highway.
Kerala police last week intercepted a migrant worker identified as Kasim, who was riding his bicycle in Kumbala Kerala. Kasim, a resident of UP and a daily wage worker in Kerala was riding to work when he was pulled up by the cops on the highway. The cops present on the duty asked him to pay Rs. 2,000 fine for overspeeding on his bicycle. After a quarrel, the cops issued a fine for Rs. 500, who argued that he earns only Rs. 400 per day and it is unfair.
What is even more shocking is that even after he was fined for ‘overspeeding’ a bicycle and riding it without a helmet, the policemen punctured the tyres of Kasim’s bicycle. In fact, the challan issued to him carries the vehicle registration number of a scooter owned by a woman.
This incident took place on Wednesday and when Kasim described all the incident in a video made by him and posted it on the social media.
After the video went viral, the Station Incharge (SI) said that a probe will be launched on the matter and strict action will be taken on the guilty police officers.