Be tough with my son as he doesn't listen to me. This was the plea made by a mother to a policeman, who went to her house in Mehrauli to challan her for allowing her 15-year-old son to drive her car which has tinted glass and a fancy numberplate, both illegal.
Similar was the complaint by an ex-army officer when confronted by traffic policemen for allowing his son to drive the car without a licence. These incidents were narrated by Satyendra Garg, JCP (Traffic), as he said police will do what can be done but the trend shows the crumbling of institutions which does not augur well for the society.
The boy's mother said, "He does what he wants and does not listen to her at all and she was helpless. In front of him, she told police that they should be tough with him and tell him not to drive.
In a similar case, he said, an ex-army officer's son was caught racing on NH8 at a speed exceeding 100 km per hour when he had no driving licence. Again the plea was that young persons do not listen to elders.