Wrongly slapped penalty fine.
To whom so ever it may concern,
I, Harshada Upasani, took a government bus with the route number 335A, whose license plate number is KA 01 FA 920 on 09/05/2012 around 0830h. Before boarding the bus, I asked the driver if it went to Command Hospital and he nodded. When I got on I again told him that I have to go to Command Hospital. He did not reply with the amount I have to pay so I went and started looking for a place to sit. There were men sitting on the seats assigned to the ladies, I told them to move and another girl and I sat. At the next stop, Kundalhalli Gate, I noticed 2 officers in uniforms were talking in general to the bus in kannada and the only words I could understand were ticket. So I asked him for a ticket to Command Hospital. The girl next to me asked me whether I knew kannada, when I replied in negative, she informed me that they weren't conductors and were in fact checking for passengers travelling without ticket. I again asked the driver for a ticket, by then the officers told me I had to pay a fine of Rs 130 because I didn't carry a ticket. I told them the driver didn't tell me how much it was and I assumed there was a conductor on the bus. They didn't listen or even consider that it was the driver's fault. 2-3 other people were also slapped fines and had to pay due to the same reason. The receipt that I was handed is written in kannada completely and I cannot comprhend what is written. The numbers written on top right are Y-11A 074758.
I request you to look into this matter and provide justice. I am an army officers' daughter and a 21 year old law abiding citizen. I request you to look into this matter and also consider my suggestion of having a conductor on each and every bus.