The number of 'No Parking' signs to be found in Indian towns and cities — put by civic authorities or just scrawled on the walls by locals — is only matched by the near absence of proper parking facilities for cars and two-wheelers.
No surprises then that hapless motorists forced to park 'illegaly', often find themselves at the mercy of traffic-police tow-trucks. In a bizarre incident reported from Kanpur on Wednesday, a man didn't let go of his motorcycle, even as it was being towed away.
Undeterred, the traffic police in the Bada Chauraha area of Kanpur towed the bike and the man away to glory.
The incident was recorded on video and it shows the rider wearing a helmet while holding the tow truck's chain.