Towed-away bike stolen from traffic police station

Towed-away bike stolen from traffic police station

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An engineer's bike was stolen from the Jeevanbhima Nagar traffic police station after it was towed away from a no-parking spot in Indiranagar.

On June 23, Vinod Kumar (37), a sound engineer by profession, parked his Bajaj Discover bike at a friend's restaurant on 100 ft Road, Indiranagar, in front of Hotel Bloomrooms.

According to Kumar, even though it was not a no-parking zone, around 11.25 am, a Tiger towing vehicle, belonging to the Bengaluru city traffic police, pulled up near the restaurant and took away his bike. Kumar learnt about it around 1.30 pm.

Due to a hectic work schedule, Kumar could not go to the police station and instead sent one of his colleagues to pick up the bike around 9.30 pm. However, it was not handed over, even though his colleague spotted the vehicle at the station. Kumar could not visit the police station the following day, which happened to be a Sunday. 

On Monday, when Kumar went to the police station, he was shocked to find his bike missing. The officers even claimed that his bike was not towed by them.

Kumar rushed to the spot in Indiranagar where his vehicle was taken away and secured the CCTV footage. Armed with the as evidence, he walked into the police station and proved that his bike was towed away, and not stolen. However, a senior officer asked Kumar to file a complaint of bike theft with the law and order police.

"If my bike was stolen from the police station, it is their responsibility (to find it) and not mine," Kumar told DH.

He also brought the matter to the notice of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic (East), Anupam Agarwal, who ordered an inquiry into the incident. "I have asked Kumar to give us a written complaint at our office on Infantry Road. We will look into the matter," Agarwal told DH.

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