i saw a tv program the other day and was shocked to know that the normal police does not have the right to ask for or check the vehicle documentation. it was a big surprise for me, as all they could do was to ask for I.D card or search the car and the documentation check could only be carried out by the traffic police.
anyways, i was stopped by a policeman and he demanded the documents upon which i asked if he had the right to do so and he got really pissed off and took me to the police station and locked my bike which though i got it released after a couple of phone calls.
now my question is as to what are the S.O.P,s of the police and can they do that?
can i take the matter furthur and report it somewhere?
or was the policeman in the station correct in saying that we can do whatever we like and however we like.
kindly explain those having proper information