Adopt scientific ways to monitor traffic: LG tells Delhi Police
New Delhi: Seeing the death of traffic constable during on-duty, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi (LG) told Delhi Police to adopt some more scientific ways to monitor traffic. The Delhi Police has finalised an Standard operating procedure (SOP) in this regard.
Sources told Millennium Post that in the year 2018, LG had taken a law and order meeting on the theme "Public Grievance Redressal System" which was attended by Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other senior officers in Delhi Police.
"LG expressed concern over the death of a police constable, run over by a truck during checking. LG emphasised that there is a need to adopt more scientific ways of checking moving traffic, than risking precious lives," said sources.
The LG had directed Delhi Police to frame SOP in this regard. Sources in Delhi Police claimed that an SOP has been finalised. "It is a two to three page SOP which has all necessary details," added sources.
In November 2018, a 48-year-old traffic policeman was killed on morning when a speeding truck hit him and dragged him for about half a kilometre after he tried to stop it for routine check near Rao Tula Ram Marg in southwest Delhi. The police official further claimed that the accused driver was identified as 22-year-old Ashfaq, a resident of Nuh in Mewat.
According to Delhi Police, 13 personnel of Delhi Police namely SI Khajan Singh (South-West Dist.), ASI Dharambir Singh (South-West Dist.), ASI Ganesh Das Kardam (West Dist.), ASI
Ashok Kumar (Delhi Armed Police), ASI Ompal Singh (North-East Dist.), ASI Mahabir Singh (Traffic), HC Rohit Naib (South-East Dist.), HC Binod (Delhi Armed Police), Ct. Amarpal (South-West Dist.), Const. Bhoop Singh (South-West Dist.), Const. Virender Singh Malik (North-West Dist.),
Const. Binesh Kumar (Traffic) and Const. Yashbir Singh (Traffic) laid their lives in the line of duty. Recently the city police organised Commemoration Day Parade in remembrance of Police personnel who were killed in serving their respective forces between 1st Sept-2017 to 31st Aug- 2018.