On Thursday, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey was caught on camera sitting on a four-wheeler without wearing a seat belt.
The incident happened in Chhapra district of the state where the DGP had gone to attend a private function. Soon after the function, the DGP left in his official vehicle without wearing the seat belt.
He was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle without the seat belt.
Taking the cue from the DGP, Saran range DIG Vijay Kumar Verma and Chhapra SP Har Kishore Rai also left in their official vehicle without wearing a seat belt.
The Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) of Chhapra, Vinod Kumar Singh, said that it was mandatory for everyone whether sitting on the front seat or on the back seat to wear a seat belt.
“It is compulsory for anyone sitting on the front seat or back seat to wear a seat belt. Though I have not seen the DGP without seat belt but had the incident taken place in front of me then I would have fined him. Everyone has to adhere to the new Motor Vehicle Act,” said Vinod Kumar Singh, MVI Chhapra.
A day before, clashes broke out at the Exhibition Road roundabout in Patna between the locals and the police after a lady driving four-wheeler without wearing seat belt was asked to pay Rs 5,000 fine.