An auto-driver was fined a sum of Rs. 1,000 by a city court for urinating in a public place.

Though the government had announced a law to impose fines on those who urinate or defecate in public place, it is yet to be implemented. However, under the Karnataka Police Act, Column 92(J), it is an offence and punishable.

An online complaint against an arrogant auto-driver was lodged with the Police by M. Jameel Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Political Science, residing at Manasagangothri Quarters. He is the brother of late Sub-Inspector Shakeel Ahmed, who was slain by forest brigand Veerappan.

Prof. Ahmed stated in his complaint that he found the driver of the autorickshaw (KA-09, A-6446) relieving himself “shamelessly” in front of his residential quarters which is situated opposite to the Working Women’s Hostel at about 10.25 am on July 8, 2013.

When the auto driver was confronted and asked to find another place to relieve himself, he is said to have arrogantly ignored the objections, even mocking the professor when he warned him that he would lodge a Police complaint.

Prof. Ahmed then lodged an online complaint along with the auto’s number. He requested that the complaint be directed to the Sub-Inspector of Police (Law&Order) Jayalakshmipuram Police Station. The PSI registered a case (No. 60/13) under Karnataka Police Act, Column 90(J) and submitted charge-sheet (CC No. 4705/13) in the court, where the auto driver Kuntaiah, on Aug. 20, audaciously accepted saying, “Yes, I peed, so what?” only to be fined a sum of Rs. 1,000 !

Prof. Ahmed stated in his complaint that because of the neglect by the authorities, the area around University Quarters had become a haven for nefarious activities.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore