Disobeying the signal of a police officer regulating traffic is a serious offense in India and is punishable under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Police officers are authorized to regulate traffic and give signals to drivers in order to ensure safe and orderly movement of vehicles on public roads. Failure to comply with the signals given by a police officer regulating traffic can result in legal consequences.
As per Section 132 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, disobedience of a signal given by a police officer regulating traffic can result in a penalty of up to Rs. 1,000 for the first offense and a penalty of up to Rs. 2,000 for subsequent offenses. In addition to the penalty, the driver may also face legal proceedings and suspension or cancellation of their driving license.