RAWALPINDI- Policemen have paced up their ‘Eidi drive’ by extorting money not only from motorists and motorcyclists but also from drivers of public transport in the metropolis as Eid draws closer.
The traffic and regular police have started minting money in the name of Eidi from motorcyclists since the beginning of Ramazan.
Instead of patrolling the area of their responsibility the regular police on motorcycles are commonly seen targeting cars and motorcycles near busy intersections.
They usually do not check vehicles instead they ask a driver to produce driving licence, vehicles registration and insurance papers ignoring that they do not have any challan authority.
They harass the driver, saying that his vehicle will be impounded in case the victim fails to produce any documents. The victim has no choice but to give grease the palm of policemen in the name of Eidi.
A number of such complaints have been received from citizens.
They alleged that the whole activity of Eidi collection had patronage of high police officials, as policemen could not indulge in such practices on a large scale without their support.