IAS officer fined for riding sans helmet

Senior IAS officer Praveen Kumar, who was in the news for slapping a clerk when he was allegedly found collecting bribe and also for hitting himself to calm protesters, found himself at the wrong end of the law.

The Haryana Urban District Authority(HUDA) administrator was challaned by Gurgaon traffic police today for riding on a motorcycle without helmet after his photo which captured this act was posted by an unidentified person on the Facebook of Gurgaon traffic police on Monday.
Mr Kumar was seen without a helmet while driving a motorcycle of an employee of his office during a round of the areas near Sector 45 where a demolition exercise was underway.
When somebody raised objections to the two-wheeler being driven sans helmet, the IAS officer himself apologised for violating the rule.
A citizen uploaded this photo on the facebook of Gurgaon traffic police which issued a challan to him, deputy commissioner of police(traffic) Ms Bharti Arora said. Mr Kumar told PTI that since he had violated the traffic rule he would soon deposit the penalty amount with the police department.
Justifying his action of slapping the clerk last week, Kumar reportedly said that punishment is necessary at times. —PTI

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