In Mumbai, not wearing a helmet while riding a two-wheeler is an offence, and police often advise people about the benefits of helmets.
On Wednesday, two female cops were fined by the Mumbai Traffic Police for not wearing helmets.
₹500 fine imposed
"Suitable action has been taken on the policewomen riding the bike without helmet at Chunabhatti Police Station & Traffic Department for violating the law. Compounding amount of ₹500/- each has been recovered from both the police personel," the Mumbai Traffic Police handle informed via Twitter.
Police fine both the driver and the pillion rider ₹500 if they are caught riding without helmets. Repeated violations can result in a three-month suspension of a driver's licence.
The picture where the two cops can be seen riding without helmets was taken on the Eastern Express Highway near Dadar.
The picture was uploaded by a Twitter user named Rahul Barman who wrote, "What if we travel like this?? Isn’t this a traffic rule violation?”
After the picture went viral on social media, several twitter users lashed out at Mumbai Police officials and asked them to take appropriate action.