The city traffic fined a PCR van after a Facebook user posted a picture of the vehicle plying without a proper number plate in Noida.
“The Noida police are challaning people, but before doing this they must challan PCR number 52 which has a broken number plate. I want Noida police to prosecute police officers who are violating rules and set an example before residents,” said Satender Chauhan in a comment on the social networking website.
The complaint was noted by the cyber crime department which handles the Noida police and Noida traffic police Facebook and Twitter page.
The traffic police slapped a fine of R200 on the driver.
“PCR van number 52 is privately-owned but used by the city police. It was found that the owner of the car did not change the number plate and continued to use the damaged one. We have challaned the driver and he paid a fine of R200. No one is allowed to violate the rules, even if they are employees of the police department. They will be booked. A copy of challan will be uploaded on Noida traffic police page," said Dharmendra Singh Yadav, traffic inspector
The official Facebook pages of the Noida police and the Noida Traffic police have, so far, got lukewarm response from residents.