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On Entering the Station at Mumbai Central I was frisked by Police man before boarding the Rajdhani train to Delhi and found a sealed opened 1/4 bottle of Liquor from my bag . Now they took me to their police post located at the station. There was a police man ready to challaned me for carrying liquor in train.When I resisted they told me to pay Rs.5000/- or face a court challan. when I told them that I have not consumed yet better I leave the bottle in a carbage and let me leave as train time is very short. but they not agreed and even note down my ID's etc on their book which was not a challan book but looks like that. After too much bargaining they agreed for Rs.400/- only and also allow me to carry the bottle with no problem now.
My request is why not put a sign board at stations that not to carry liquor in trains. and if by mistake one carry's let him allow to destroy. what is the logic of challans etc.
I had to transfer my motorcycle from Delhi to Ahmedabad. The first bribe that I paid was to a traffic inspector because apparently the only road through which I could've taken my bike to the parcel office of the railway station is a one-way road in the other direction. I had to pay Rs500 because the policeman wasn't ready to get me a challan and I feared I would miss my train.
As soon as I entered the packaging yard, the frustrating drama started. I was surrounded by bookies, I tried to push them away but they wouldn't go, and even threatened that my bike will stay in the yard for months if I don't book the bike through one of them. They wanted me to pay Rs3500 and everything will be done without any further help from me. I didn't buy the threat and went to form-window and asked for the form to book my bike. After a long wait I got the form and started filling it up, one stranger started helping me with the form and also said he'll help me pack the bike and supply packing material if I pay him Rs300. It sounded fair to me and I agreed. Once I filled up the form, I went to the other officer to submit it, and to my utter frustration he just won't take it. He kept giving vague excuses like it's late, it won't happen today and come tomorrow (!!) etc. All this time bookies were all around me and kept asking me to pay them, threatening me that no one will put the bike on the train and that it will lie unattended in the yard for months.
I had to give in, I was scared that they might actually do it and also because departure time for my train was coming close. I had got a confirmed ticket and I didn't want to lose my train (getting a confirmed train ticket is another battle on its own). I paid a bookie Rs3500. He took the form and asked me to get the bike packed and get it inside the parcel office front-yard. While I was getting it packed, the bookie came and drained the petrol (about 2l) out of my bike and kept it with himself. When I took the packed bike inside (the bookie or the packing guy refused to come with me inside through the main gate for some strange reason, they took some back entry), at the entrance one policeman started asking for Rs100 to let me inside, I got really pissed off. Then the bookie talked something to him and he let me inside.
Once inside, the bookie handed me a receipt with signature of the same officer who had earlier refused to even accept my form. The total cost of booking as per the receipt was only Rs1200. I had to lose a total of Rs3800 + Rs500 + 2l of petrol, which was most probably divided amongst the officers, the bookie and the policemen.
The good thing that happened the next day was that I could release the bike without paying any bribe at Ahmedabad station, whereas I still remember paying a total of about Rs400 to various officers and bookies at Delhi station to release the bike from railways, about 2 years ago.
M resident of New Delhi. I was going to Ghaziabad to meet somebody. Understanding the way towards my friend's home, I was talking to him on mobile while driving.
On a particular turn, a police official saw me talking while driving and stopped me. He asked for the papers. I had all the papers except my Insurance and pollution was time barred. I asked for penalty. He told me its Rs. 2000/-. I agreed to pay. But he also told me that he'll usurp my RC and I have to collect it from court in Ghaziabad. I asked him that I m ready to pay all the penalty then why there is need to usurp my RC and also that I have to come down to Ghaziabad court from Delhi. This was really very taxing as even after paying penalty, my RC will still be usurped.
As this was very inconvinient, i had to pay bribe of Rs. 200 for him to let me go.
I believe i was ready to pay penalty. But the regulations was such that giving bribe appeared convinient than following law as first i would be paying Rs. 2000/- and also coming from Delhi to far off Ghaziabad court to collect my RC. I think had it made easy for the commuter to pay the challan and let off, citizens won't be facing problem even payment full penalty.
I had applied for a passport renewal on April 14, 2013. The visit to the Passport Seva Kendra was a great experience and went without a hitch. Then the wait began for the police verification. After more than a month of waiting, I sent an electronic message to the passport office via their website on May 17. I got a cryptic response back and was not sure anything came of it.
On May 22, I get a call from the HAL police station asking me to come to the station the next morning. He rattled off a list of documents to bring with me. This was actually the first indication of potential foul play - it was late in the afternoon when he called making it tremendously difficult to acquire all the documentation by the following morning (bank statements from 1 year ago, letters from neighbours, phone bills from 1 year ago, passport photographs). The caller refused to move the appointment even after my stating that there was not sufficient time to acquire the documentation. I did however manage to get all the documents ready but barely made it to the police station in time (10am appointment). I'm fairly certain that it was part of the plan to get a bigger bribe to "overlook" my lack of documentation (but this is just a hunch and not necessarily a matter of fact).
I arrive at the station and wait my turn -- there was one couple ahead of me. When my turn came, the policeman asked me a few social questions (which I answered) and then made me write out a letter stating my reason for the police verification. He dictated the entirety of the letter which I wrote and signed. He then asked me for all the documentation, which I provided.
At this point, we should have been done, but before I could leave, he smiled and said "bathaiye sir" (tell me, sir). I understood what he was getting at (a bribe), so I just laughed and didn't say anything. He then proceeded to inform me that the verification was not going to happen, "yeh nahin hoga sir". After a bit of back and forth, I realized that I would never get my passport unless I gave him something. All I had on me was a 500 rupee note and a few 10's. I asked him if I should give it to him in the police station in the presence of other police. He replied, "no problem". So I handed him the 500 rupee note which he promptly put into his shirt pocket and once again said, "yeh nahin hoga sir". I told him I didn't have any more cash on me (which was the truth). He said that he'd need Rs. 3000 in order to complete the verification. I informed him that the passport application fee itself was only Rs. 1500 and that asking double of that was not right. That had no effect on him. I then re-iterated that I did not have anymore cash on me to give. At which point he informed me to go and get the remaining cash. I asked him if he really wanted me to go and get it right now and he acknowledged.
So, I took my scooter, drove around and found an ATM on the outer ring road (Marathahalli), withdrew Rs. 5000 and returned to the station. I handed him the remaining Rs. 2500 (bringing the total to Rs. 3000) and left. At that time, there was another applicant sitting with him and this transaction happened in plain sight. The police at the HAL station are well aware of the blatant bribery there and none choose to do anything about it.
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I paid a bribe of 3000 to police by name " rajanna" for some petty issue as he threatened to put some false case on me.
He took complaint against me as he already took bribe from other party. He was not ready to take my complaint also and he threatened me with implications if i give complaint against other party.
Mandya East police station people are worst police who are ready to do anything for money.
He is telling so arrogantly that he do anything for money.