Director Ramana Chandrasekar, who made Vijay-starrers ‘Thirumalai’ and ‘Aadhi’ and Dhanush-starrer ‘Sullan’, was allegedly ridiculed by two traffic police personnel for having had cancer.
In a Facebook post, he said that policemen were pulling up traffic violators at Santhome near his residence, when he was driving his four-wheeler with his wife and daughter, and took a ‘U’ turn. He said that his vehicle was stopped for traffic violation, though it did not violate any traffic rule.
When he refused to pay the penalty, the police constable identified as Ramar and Sub-Inspector Kumaran made disrespectful comments against him and his disease. The SI allegedly asked him not to come close lest he would ‘catch the disease.’
“This hurt my feelings and I strongly condemn it. There was a kind policeman at the spot who asked us to leave without paying the fine and we left. But I had left with my original driving license with the policemen which my daughter offered to go back and collect,” he said and added that Kumaran gave back the license to his daughter only after she paid the fine.
His post has gone viral on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. Following this, Assistant Commissioner Krishnamoorthy (Traffic Investigation, East range) and Traffic investigation inspector (Adyar) Shobana met the director at his house and reportedly expressed regret. However, the police officers said they verified CCTV visuals and found Ramana jumping the signal to take U-turn.