Despite the fact that accepting and taking a bribe is an offence in our country, many people including the cops still engage in this act.
Recently, a similar instance took place near Pune where a woman traffic constable posted in Pimpri-Chinchwad area was caught on camera taking bribe from a woman.
In this video which went viral, a woman who violated traffic rules walks to the traffic constable and has a quick conversation with her. The woman then takes out a note from her pocket and carefully tucks it into the pocket of the traffic cop. After this, the traffic cop gives the woman a nod so that she can leave.
After this video went viral, the police constable was widely trolled and criticised by netizens.
I would rather my daughter pay the legal fine, collect the receipt and not repeat the mistake.— Atul Bhogle (@atulbhogle) December 18, 2020
Because of them, respect on police is coming down. Police reforms are badly needed and pay scale should be increased from lower level, so police no need to look for their bills on first of the monyh. @KushalSinha001— KingOfMirzapur (@KaleenBhayya) December 18, 2020
Traffic police is encouraging direct pocket pay...they always asked double fine than actual listed fine and when you know how much is actual fine and say I will pay fine..they say ok but keep your driving license and collect later.#mumbaikar k pass kidar time hai.— Hitesh Patel (@Hitesh86P) December 19, 2020
After the video went viral, the cop got suspended and a departmental inquiry has been launched against her.