Harrassing Dorokha Bolero driver is not a new topic to Dorokha people, every year one driver has to pay fine of Nu. 20, 000 to 30, 000 as a fine. Traffic Police charges for simple and silly reasons.
On 7th August 2013, it was another reason for traffic Police to collect fine from Bolero drivers. Four boleros were stopped and charge for carrying passenger. but only one was fine for same reason, rest Traffic Police gave them warning.
Dorokha is 57 Km faway from Samtse and has more than 25 Boleros plying on daily basis on their own risk as road is still under construction and is not open for traffic. Out of 25, 2 are taxi and they are not able to fullfil publics demand.
If private vehicles are not allowed to carry passengers then automatically two taxis will charge more and we may have to wait for taxi for 1 to 2 days to reach Samtse or Dorokha.
As per the Police code of conduct states them to be “polite and tolerant in dealing with the members of the public and their colleagues” but they does just opposite giving warning and explaining is two different thing they should know. Instead of warning and making them fine they have to educate and explain rules to drivers.
Day by day lots of harrass has to be bear by Drivers as they don’t know where to report this…
Somebody should really have to interven …
Samtse traffic OC is biased. There are a few examples I want to file very soon.
If the drivers drive their vehicles following professional ethics, there can be no space for lapses and consequent harassment for law enforcing agencies. A minor lapse would not result in payment of huge fines of 20-30,000.
If the charge can be resisted against, why not answer it in the court of law in the kingdom? Let the judge decide whether the police is right or the driver pleading innocence. Peace.
I support author … There is one traffice Police called Chigpa, he is there for more than 15 years, I too compalined when I was there when I was harrassed by him but my complains went in vain… *
here I want to ask concerned agency that “Is this not corruption” as monthly payment is given by government and he works for Asst Chief of Police… If this is not corruption then I am sorry to mention …
I too feel the complaints written above are true as i too heard about the police personnel mentioned by donotfear above. He was known for his ill practises even during my stay there in 2005. Heard he takes a lot of bribe from the indian vendors during sunday market too or elz he would fine them heavily. My god! seems he’s still lingering there even after these many years have passed.
Thought atleast he would have been transferred by now. If he’s still there then i think the higher authorities should immediately do something. Either transfer him or make him known the work ethics of a policeman.
Moreover, many such things arise due to no timely transfer of policemen from certain place leading to corruption and ill practices. Not only in samtse, this will arise every where and in every depart if people are settled in one place for so long. Therefore, giving transfer after certain number of years in one place is necessary for all.
What is wrong with police these days. The police at Phuntsholing is known to have sent a helpless father away when he went to report that he was badly beaten by his notorious son, as mentioned in the kuensel. Now their cousins at Samchi are busy harrasing innocent drivers. Is it because there is no discipline or they are not scared at all.
Hope you are faraway from Samtse so that you don’t have any idea about this case. most of the people especially drivers know how corrupted Samtse traffic police (Sorry to generalize but traffice leader is corrupted) is. Even their own traffice personal who are sincere and follows the law don’t like their leader but have to bear him as he is supported by officers.
Another thing, reporting to court is a long process and no body want to get into it. another people knows that he is backed by officers and they easily manipulate the case.
after going through this, Dear logical will you file the case. even if, you will lose …
it would be good if head office could sent official to investigate la …
guys be cool,
hope everything go fine with time … God sees the truth but waits …
God save this innocent people …
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