Hyderabad: The Hyderabad traffic police took to Twitter to show that policemen violating traffic rules are being punished. A hashtag ‘PracticingwhatWePreached’ has been created by the traffic department who are responding to complaints of traffic violations by policemen. Pictures of e-challans issued to policemen for violations are being posted on the official Twitter account of Hyderabad traffic police.
"The public is posting pictures of traffic violations by policemen on social media including on our Facebook page and Twitter handle. So we are responding to them and providing details of the e-challans issued for the violations. Rules are uniform for motorists whether commoner or police officials," said deputy commissioner of police (Traffic) A.V. Ranganath.
In August alone the traffic police issued 200 challans to policemen for violating rules. "We can make out if the violator is a civilian or policeman through his uniform and vehicle. Apart from issuing challans we are also initiating disciplinary action against policemen including issuing memos and attaching them to police headquarters," said the official.