Videos of policemen misbehaving with citizens and people pushing policemen aside are posted on the social media every now and then.
However, on Thursday, policemen were seen recording a video of an angry young motorcyclist, who was recording a video of traffic cops who had stopped him for not wearing a helmet.
A video doing rounds on social media shows the traffic police stopping two men riding a motorcycle near the National Stadium, Karachi for not wearing safety helmet. The biker pulls out a mobile phone and starts recording a video, in which he can be heard hurling allegations on the cops.
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The police are seen reminding the youth that he would be penalised for not wearing a safety helmet as they record their own video. The man riding pillion also tries to throw his weight around by telling the police that he is also a policeman.
Nevertheless, the traffic police issue the biker a chalan slip. Commenting on the videos, Traffic DIG Iqbal Dar, said that citizens should follow traffic rules and cooperate with the traffic police.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2021.