Commuters allege harassment by traffic cops on Srinagar roads
Commuters on Friday alleged that traffic cops, which have made a surprising appearance on otherwise deserted roads, were harassing in the name of checking of documents.
Despite the 24-hour curfew in Srinagar, traffic cops have erected nakas at various places across the city – a move that surprised the commuters.
A Greater Kashmir staffer said that he was stopped by traffic police every two kilometers on his way to office in Lal Chowk from Lal Bazar.
"And if by chance he (cop) finds any document missing, he files challan. Despite having all documents, the cop made me to wait for ten minutes. This is sheer harassment," he said.
On the deserted roads in civil lines too, some senior officials of the traffic police checked the documents of commuters amid thin vehicular movement, evoking criticism from the commuters.