BBMP warns public of police action for misbehaviour with staff; Twitterati condemn incident
In an incident which has drawn much flak from officials and twitterati alike, a woman biker who was penalised for not covering her face threw the penalty amount in a fit of anger at BBMP marshals on Wednesday morning. That apart, she engaged in a heated argument on the issue with the marshals.
The incident took place at Govindraj Nagar in the West Zone, when BBMP marshals on Covid duty were stopping bikers sans masks/face coverings.
In response, BBMP has warned that police complaints will be filed if people are found misbehaving with officers on duty.
IAS officer and BBMP Special Commissioner (Solid Waste Management) D Randeep warned of strict action against such behaviour. He tweeted, “BBMP marshals are duty- bound to enforce (wearing of) masks and social distancing norms as per govt order. Please do not throw money, abuse or misbehave with them as it will attract additional action from @BlrCityPolice.”
ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಕಟ್ಟುನಿಟ್ಟಿನ ಆದೇಶದಂತೆ #ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಮಾರ್ಷಲ್ ಗಳು ಮಾಸ್ಕ್ 😷 ಧರಿಸದೆ ಓಡಾಡುವ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಅಂತರ ↔ ಕಾಯ್ದುಕೊಳ್ಳದವರಿಗೆ ದಂಡ ವಿಧಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮಾರ್ಷಲ್ ಗಳ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಡ್ಡಿ ಪಡಿಸುವುದು, ಅವರನ್ನು ನಿಂದಿಸುವುದು/ದಂಡಿಸುವುದು ಅಪರಾಧವಾಗಿದೆ. ಇಂತಹವರ ವಿರುದ್ಧ @BlrCityPolice ಕಾನೂನು ಕ್ರಮ ಜರುಗಿಸಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. pic.twitter.com/uzGZZAj05O— BBMP Solid Waste Mgmt Special Commissioner (@BBMPSWMSplComm) November 11, 2020
Randeep also posted a video of the woman who had allegedly misbehaved with the marshal and another picture of the ‘thrown’ penal amount lying on the road.
‘Learn to respect staff’
NGO ‘Caring India’ tweeted in Kannada, “We must learn humanity and not arrogance.
Marshals are doing their job, and let’s do ours by covering our face. God will decide who will die due to corona and not you, madam, and hence follow rules instead cursing duty-bound officials.”
ವಿದ್ಯೇ ವಿನಯ ಕಲಿಸಬೇಕು,ದುರಹಂಕಾರ ಅಲ್ಲ.— Caring Indian (@caring_indian) November 11, 2020
ಮಾರ್ಷಲ್ ಅವರ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡ್ತಾಇದ್ದಾರೆ,ನೀವು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿ ಮಾಸ್ಕ ಹಾಕಿಕೊಂಡು.
ಕೊರೊನ ಬಂದು ಯಾರು ಸಾಯುತ್ತಾರೆ ಅನ್ನೋದು ದೇವರು ತೀರ್ಮಾನ ಮಾಡ್ತಾನೆ,ನೀವಲ್ಲ ಮೇಡಂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಶಾಪ ಏನು ತಟ್ಟೋದಿಲ್ಲ ಬಿಡಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ …………
Former government-nominated corporator Clement Jayakumar responded, “Really shocking and shameful behaviour. @CPBlr – Plz arrest this lady as per Disaster Management rules — obstructing Government officers in executing their work.”
Really shocking and shameful behaviour. @CPBlr – Plz arrest this lady as per Disaster Management rules – Obstructing Government officers in executing their work— Clement C Jayakumar (@Clementcjayakum) November 11, 2020
Another twitteratis, Mahesh N, said, “Very bad behaviour, kudos to patient response by marshal. Imposing fines are the best way to bring in change in our country. Hope it is even more strictly implemented.”
Very bad behavior, kudos to patient response by Marshal, Imposing fines are the best way to bring in change in our country, hope it is even more strictly implemented.— Mahesh N (@nmaheshis) November 12, 2020