Police officials violating traffic norms won't be spared: Sharma
Kolkata: Commissioner of Police (CP) Kolkata Anuj Sharma on Saturday instructed the Kolkata Police officials not to spare any police personnel if found violating traffic norms. He also praised the activeness of police personnel while conducting the drive against traffic rules violators at night.
According to sources, on Saturday Sharma met with Officers-in-charge (OC) of all traffic guards and police stations and discussed about the present scenario. During the meeting, he praised the activeness of traffic police personnel and asked them to continue the raids at night to curb the late night biker menace across the city. Not only bikers, but any person found violating traffic rules must get prosecuted, he stressed.
Sharma also instructed his subordinates to act tough against police personnel if they are found violating traffic rules. He clearly stated that no one is above the law and police personnel also have to follow the rules as others do.
Even if any police personnel in on duty, he will also have to follow the traffic rules as per the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.
Apart from traffic, Sharma reminded the OCs about the SOP which he had issued earlier. Sources informed that even after the SOP following former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta's harassment, an internationally acclaimed boxer who is also a state government employee, was harassed and abused by three youths in front a policeman at the crossing of Remount Road and Diamond Harbour Road on Friday.
It has been alleged that despite the victim seeking help from the police personnel, he reportedly told her to lodge a complaint in the nearest police station instead.
Keeping the incident in mind, Sharma on Saturday again instructed the officials of police stations and traffic guards to maintain liaison between them and file complaints promptly in case of any incident which needs emergency attention.