Ujjain : In its drive against curbing irregular traffic at most busiest junction, Dewasgate area of city on Wednesday, when traffic police started its drive, the traffic cops had intercepted a car which had been coming from wrong side, from Freeganj over bridge. The cop asked the car driver to follow the rules. The car driver exchanged heated arguments with cops threatening for the transfer of the latter.It was learnt that city traffic police is conducting a special drive for correcting the traffic in the area.

In certain incidents in the past, whenever traffic cops stopped some street leaders for ticketing them for violating traffic rules, they indulged in arguments with the cops, saying they hold a designation in a political. Such street leaders often indulged in arguments with us. They always warned us with dire consequences if we dared to challan them. Many a time, such so-called leaders also called some senior political leaders at the spot to prevent us from penalizing them, a traffic cop said. Most of the time when we stop a vehicle for issuing a challan for violation of traffic rules, people indulge in arguments and misbehave with us. A majority of such people claim themselves to be street leaders or ward representatives of some political party. They threaten us with dire consequences if they are penalized. Sometimes, we have to spare them due to political pressure, but in certain cases, we go ahead in penalizing them for misbehaving with us under the relevant Section of the Motor Vehicles Act, a traffic cop said, requesting anonymity. Traffic cops feel that due to the culture of such street leaders, they always consider themselves at the receiving end. It doesn’t only act as a hurdle in their independent working style but also demoralizes traffic police.

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