Cabinet Minister of Transport Diwakar Raote on Monday caught two policewomen red-handed in Mumbai when they were speeding away on a motorcycle without helmets.
"I was driving in my official car when I noticed the two women on a bike. They were flouting the Supreme Court guidelines to compulsorily wear a helmet. Had it been an ordinary citizen, police would have stopped the person and imposed a fine. But since the two were police personnel, they were going around scot-free," the minister was quoted by the Times of India.
After spotting the law enforcers violating traffic rules, the minister stopped them and reportedly ordered a traffic policeman to fine the constables.
Meanwhile, social media users appreciated the minister for setting an example.
Check out some of the online reactions below:
— Amit Bhadricha (@AmitBhadricha) July 21, 2015
Maha Transport Minister Diwakar Raote caught 2 lady constables without helmet at Marine Drive today. pic.twitter.com/bIChwlMTUY
— MUMBAI NEWS (@Mumbaikhabar9) July 20, 2015
Woohoo! :-) that is really encouraging! #Traffic #Cops riding without helmets caught, fined by #TransportMinister