By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 28 Jan: Traffic Director and DIG Kewal Khurana today suspended seven Police officials including two Sub Inspectors who were found to be either missing from their site of posting or were found negligent in their duty. All these officials had been stationed in important locations which required constant vigil from the perspective of traffic management. Khurana has sought a report from the Traffic SP in this matter within five days. Khurana observed that the fines levied by the Traffic Police and the CPU personnel were also being evaluated. The traffic director had carried out surprise physical inspection at various places in the city as well as inspection of CCTV cameras yesterday.
During the inspection it was found that traffic policemen stationed at these places were standing not at the point of their designated duty but elsewhere. This negligence was found to be leading to traffic chaos in places where there were no traffic signals. Some of the Police officials were actually found sitting inside the booths rather than manning the traffic. Khurana issued an order today suspending all the seven police officials including two sub inspectors found to be negligent in their duties.
The suspended policemen are Police Sub Inspector Anoop Singh (Duty Point- Araghar to Fountain Chowk), Police Sub Inspector Dwarka Prasad (Duty Point-Assembly from Rispana Chowk), Head Constable Laxman Singh (Duty Point- Prince Chowk to Doon Hospital Chowk), Constable Rajpal (Duty Point-CM Housing Gate), Constable Bharat Singh (Duty Point-Lord Venkatesh Cut), Constable Randeep Kumar (Duty Point-Orient Chowk) and Constable Trilok. Traffic director and DIG Khurana said that the police officials on traffic duty had been warned earlier too. Action had also been taken in other districts.
However, many employees at the duty site were still found to be negligent on traffic duty. He added that the Traffic Directorate would continue to monitor the traffic management and would continue to punish the negligent officials. HE added that feedback from the people was also being sought in respect of the behaviour of the traffic policemen and CPU personnel towards the common man.