Police turn deaf ear to plea for help

In a glaring incident of official apathy, indifference, and ineptitude in its functioning, the City police, simply turned a deaf ear to the urgent pleas of a citizen to come to his aid.

Avinaash D Swamy, employed with an IT firm, who got into a wrangle with an SUV driver on Marathalli bridge, and sought the assistance of the police to sort out the issue. But, none of the police personnel heeded his distress call. 

The episode, which could have resulted in tragic consequences and also gone unnoticed, has now reached the right quarters, thanks to the intervention of senior IAS officer P Manivannan, who on noticing the post about the occurrence on the Facebook, dashed off a letter to the City’s Commissioner of Police calling for his immediate intervention and conduct an inquiry into the lackadaisical attitude of the police officers concerned.

Bitter experience

Following his bitter experience on the evening of March 26, Swamy, in his post on the social network, recalled the tiff with the driver of the SUV, who tried to overtake his Alto at high speed.

“Despite being ganged up by three people and the SUV driver, I was asked to come to the police station to file a complaint,” Swamy wrote in his post. Earlier, the software engineer, on contacting the HAL police, was re-directed to call the Airport Police Station as the bridge did not fall under their jurisdiction.

“I  explained the situation to them and requested them to send a Hoysala to the spot but of no avail,” he wrote in his post. Meanwhile, the Bangalore Traffic Police have commented on the page that they will be taking up the matter with the concerned.

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