Pimpri: In a quick response to a complaint sent via Twitter, Pune city police fined their own vehicle within two hours of the tweet going public.
A twitter user Ajay@AJAXR clicked a photo of traffic police vehicle which had stopped ahead of a zebra crossing at a traffic signal in Rahatani.
In another incident, an alert citizen sent a photo of a police jeep with tinted glasses to Sakal Times.
In both cases, the police set an example for the citizens by fining its own vehicles. After receiving the complaint on Twitter, the traffic police jumped into action and fined the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle was hired by the traffic police on a contract basis for picking up the vehicles parked in a no parking area.
According to Ishwar Mhaswade, Police Inspector of Sangvi traffic division, the vehicle was spotted by an alert citizen jumping a signal in Rahatani. The vehicle was tracked based on the complaint at around 11 am. The traffic control informed Sangvi police immediately after the complaint was filed.
Pune police tweeted in reply to the user that the driver of the vehicle has been instructed and fined with challan no PTPCHM 170726000084, dated July 26, 2017. The Twitter user, surprised by the quick action by the police, expressed his satisfaction with the action taken. Meanwhile, at Krishna Chowk in Sangvi, a Pune police jeep bearing the number plate MH-12 AH-7799 was spotted with tinted glasses. An alert citizen sent this photograph to Sakal Times. When asked about this vehicle,
Mhaswade said the vehicle was fined with Rs 200 for violation of relevant rules.