- I Paid A Bribe
- 10 months ago
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I was stopped at Sony signal Koramangala at 1.45 am returning home from a friend's place. Having consumed a couple of beers, I was honest when stopped by the police check post in Koramangala, Bangalore. On asking to blow into the alcohol test instrument, I did so. No result shown on machine I was asked to park my vehicle on the side and the key taken by the police.
Despite my willingness to comply with the fine and have my wife drive the est of the way, the police superintendent on the spot, took me aside and asked me to go withdraw money from a nearby atm. I was allowed to let go after 30 mins and paying a bribe with no receipt of INR 5000.
As an aware citizen I realize my mistake and would avoid driving under alcohol influence going forward, but the attitude of our police forces remains focused on making quick bucks on weekends in prime areas of the city.