Traffic personnel punished for abuse of authority

On receiving a host of complaints that officers and non-commissioned officers were issuing arbitrary citations against citizens and expatriates, the General Traffic Department summoned more than a 100 personnel for interrogation and to investigate the matter in 2018.

Sources familiar with the investigation, noted that the inquiries revealed a number of complaints were malicious and baseless. However, the alleged officers, where they were found to have violated the law and written down the traffic citations arbitrarily, were punished for abuse of their authority.