The counsel for the petitioner submitted that the police officers are not using cycles but are claiming allowance. To this, the Chief Justice said, “You are moving in a car and if a police constable is using a cycle, you have a problem with him.” The Delhi Police counsel showed the bench some documents to prove that The constable and head constable are given a cycle allowance of Rs 180 per month, while their expenses are much higher because they use motorcycles.
Advocate Sanser Pal Singh has filed the concerned PIL. He said in his petition that if a public servant is not entitled to any allowance but is receiving it, it is a kind of corruption as the payment is made from the hard earned money of the taxpayers. The petitioner submitted that the Delhi Police personnel are paid Rs 180 in the name of cycle maintenance allowance and lakhs of rupees are paid every year under this head. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had given six weeks to the Centre, the Delhi government and the Delhi Police to respond to the plea.