Traffic police personnel in Lucknow were not pleased when a food vendor could not serve them baati-chokha on time. an Uttar Pradesh police sub-inspector fined the vendor for not wearing a seat belt to get back at him. The police officer has been suspended after a probe.
Bazarkhala circle officer (CO) Anil Kumar Yadav, who investigated the matter, told that Talkatora sub-inspector Dinesh Chandra went to buy the food item for himself and his colleagues.
He asked Kanhaiya Lal the van owner, to quickly pack the food. Lal requested him to wait because chokha (mashed potatoes and brinjal) was being prepared.
The cop quickly became impatient and left the stall.
Later, when Lal was driving home Chandra and a constable stopped him at a trisection in Rajajipuram. Lal showed his registration papers when asked but the cops fined him for not wearing a seat belt, an officer told ANI.
The cop also told the vendor that he is paying the price of not serving him food timely. He even threatened to impose more challans and prevent Lal from doing further business.