Kerala Journo wrote to governor alleging massive corruption by traffic cops.Demand intensify vigilance system to reduce corruption:
Journalist from Kerala written a letter to Governor and copied to Chief Minister and senior police officials alleging massive corrupt practice and harassment by traffic police.
In his letter Martin Menacherry,desk chief,south Indian times,from kochi cited many instances where traffic police behaved rudely and extorted money from the motorists.
Citing a personal experience Martin said that while he was returning from market in car,a traffic police diverted him to another road where another traffic policeman stopped and demanded Rs.3000 for driving in wrong way.
When martin Reasoned with him and also showed press card,the policeman reduced the amount to half.
Martin paid the fine and demanded recepit for which the policeman asked him to pay Rs.1500 to get the recepit.
Since martin was frustrated and hurry to return home he did not argue further.
He said that the corruption is rampant and each police man makes huge amount of money ranging from 5k to 10k Martin said in his statement.
He further requested the authority concerned to stop the day light robbery of police and save motorists from their clutches.
The government should make the vigilance system popular to contain corruption,he said in his letter.