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How Ghaziabad traffic police is harassing people?
It is a common knowledge that the police department in Uttar Pradesh is not working as per the expectations of the state government, society and public at large.

During the last ten years when BSP and SP were in power in the state, the working of the UP police further worsened. Even though the BJP government has assumed power in the state, the police personnel are not willing to mend their ways. 

The major focus of the Ghaziabad traffic police always remains on how to harass the innocent public on one pretext or another for reasons best known to them. When somebody files a complaint against the Ghaziabad traffic police constables, the senior officers responsible for taking the action against the accused police personnel, make every effort to protect them and put the entire blame on the complainant. 

Here, I would like to prove my point with the help of a true incident witnessed by me. On 17/10/2007, my car was coming from Kaushambi to Indirapuram via Vaishali in Ghaziabad. I was not in the car and my driver was driving the car. There was huge traffic jam in Vishali due to Dhanteras festival and all the vehicles passing through the Vaishali Market were moving on a very slow speed. My car was stopped near Sector-4, Vaishali by a traffic constable Ravinder Singh, who asked for the documents of the car for verification. My driver handed over the documents to the traffic constable with an expectation that after going through the documents, the same shall be returned back to him. But he was shocked that the constable did not return all the documents and retained the registration certificate of the car with him without giving any reason for the same. When my driver asked him to return the registration certificate of the car, the constable simply said that you can collect it after some time from the nearest police post.

My driver informed me on the phone about the entire incident and requested me to come to Vaishali so that the registration certificate of the car could be released from the traffic constable. Within 15-20 minutes, I reached Vaishali and approached the traffic constable Ravinder Singh. When I questioned him as to why he had kept the registration certificate of my Car when there was no fault in the documents, he became aggressive and told me that he will now issue a challan for wrong parking and confiscate the registration certificate to teach me a lesson. He accordingly made a Challan and confiscated the registration certificate of my car already kept with him illegally.

This incident was reported by me to all the responsible traffic police officers of the UP police but no action has been taken till date. When the complaint was forwarded to the Chief Minister's grievance portal-"Jansunwai", the police officers, instead of taking any action against the accused constable, gave him a clean chit in their report and blamed me by stating that the-"complaint has been made by me with malafide intention."

After this "eye wash" report I again approached the police officers, but nobody is willing to take any action against its own accused employees. Instead they are very quick to blame the complainant himself by writing in their report that -" whatever our constable did was right and the complaint has been made with malafide intention."

It is high time that the UP police and its officers start taking punitive action against its employees accused of harassing the public before the things go out of control in the state.

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