A police constable was pulled up by citizens in Bengaluru on Tuesday night after he broke an ATM queue and withdrew money out of turn. An irate crowd chided the cop for misusing his uniform and breaking the lines outside an ATM.
Over 25 people had lined up outside an ATM near Surana College in South Bengaluru when a constable in uniform arrived. Even as people were awaiting their turn to enter the kiosk, the policeman walked straight in.
Some of those in line assumed that the policemen had come for the ATM's security and ensure smooth functioning but he took them by surprise when he stopped the next person in line and proceeded to withdraw money.
The policeman was immediately stopped by the public that took him to task over breaking the queue. A senior citizen even accused the policeman of misusing his uniform and humiliating those standing in long queues to withdraw money.
All that the policeman had to say was sorry. He soon collected the money that the ATM dispensed and made his way out. Even as people demanded to know his name and the police station that he was attached to, the constable offered an apology and walked away.
This is nothing short of a classic case of people misusing their power and position to get ahead while every common citizen of the country is spending precious hours outside banks and ATMs. The people gathered there hoped that the Bengaluru Commissioner of Police takes cognizance of the matter and punish the erring cop.