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ISLAMABAD, Aug 30: A motorcyclist and his pillion passenger ended up arranging Rs30,000 surety bonds each for bail after they attempted to pay Rs100 as bribe to a traffic police officer.

According to details, assistant Sub-Inspector Khan Baig, deployed at Highway Chowk, spotted two persons on a motorcycle violating lane, investigation officer of the case ASI Mian Imran said.

The ASI intercepted the motorcyclists and asked for their licences to issue fine ticket, he said, adding, that but they started tendering apology.

Later when he refused to set them free the pillion rider retrieved Rs100 from his pocket and tried to bribe the ASI, who brought the matter in the notice of his seniors, who asked him to initiate legal action against them.

Later Aabpara police were informed and ASI Mian Imran reached the spot and took the motorcyclist into police custody and shifted them to police station.

A case was registered against them under PPCs 214 and 279 in response to a complaint lodged by ASI Baig.

ASI Imran further said that the accused were later shifted to the court of area magistrate from where they were released on bail as they were booked under bailable offence. The judge ordered them to submit surety bonds worth Rs30,000 each for their bail which they obeyed, he added.

The police will submit the challan in the case on Monday in the court and next hearing of it is fixed on September 12, ASI Imran added.

The Rs100 note and motorcycle was in police custody as evidences, he said, adding, that the minimum punishment to offer bribe to civil servant was two years.

Comments (3) Closed

Hamid Tareen Aug 31, 2013 12:40pm

Well done officers Khan Baig and Mian Imran. Here are some of the infuriating violations accepted as a matter of fact and a right by the many, many vehicle pliers in Pakistan:

1) driving in the wrong / opposite direction on a uni-direction road, that too without headlights. (how many times have I avoided ramming head-on into a motorcylce or car),

2) motorcyclists zipping over footpaths and overhead pedestrians crossings,

3) all types of vehicles running through the red light signal,

4) needless, all too frequent headlight flashing,

5) inconsiderate parking on busy roads to indulge in road-side shopping,

6) whooshing past with a spacing of a whisker on a narrow dual-way road,

7) The all too frequent driving on non-lit roads with the flash lights turned on,

8) rickety vehicles burning engine lubricants and spewing white smoke,

I urge all the traffic departments in Pakistan to multiply by 5, all fines stipulated for various infractions. If the fines are not paid within the designated period, the vehicles SHOULD be impounded and auctioned to recover dues. For infractions 1, 2 and 3; the vehicles should be impounded on the spot, regardless.

Zaman Aug 31, 2013 03:21pm

I wish that all Pakistani civil servants follow the example of ASI Khan Baig. This is not something that usually happens in Pakistan. I sincerely applaud ASI Baig for his honesty and dutifulness. I hope that this example is followed elsewhere in Pakistan. These action may take the name of Pakistan out from the list of most corrupt countries.

iqbal Aug 31, 2013 03:54pm

This policeman is giving bad name to all the police in Pakistan. How the rest of the police officers will do their jobs without the"chai pani".