Video of drunk cop on Delhi metro raises security concerns
With over 20,000 shares and six lakh views on social networking sites, a video clip showing an allegedly drunk policeman travelling in the Delhi metro has gone viral, raising concerns about safety of the commuters and violation of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) rules which does not allow drunk commuters to board the trains, neither are passengers allowed to carry alcohol with them.
The video, uploaded by a metro commuter on about two days back, shows a Delhi Police constable in <g data-gr-id="27">inebriated</g> state struggling to hold on to a pole while swinging back and forth inside a coach.The 36-second clip shows that the policeman tries to get near one of the metro doors thinking it’s about to open, and then walks back to where he is standing. Towards the end of the video, the cop falls to the ground only to be helped by fellow passengers. As the train brakes to a halt at Azadpur station on Yellow line, the cop comes crashing down on the floor and is helped up by fellow passengers.
As per the DMRC rules, any person found drunk on metro premises shall be fined up to Rs 500 and can be removed from the train or the station by an official. Delhi Metro officials refused to comment on the video saying the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), is in-charge of the security. “If a person is in uniform, he is allowed to travel in metro if he is in senses,” a CISF official said, adding, the issue is being looked into.
Delhi Police officials, however, have informed that the issue has not been reported to them and the video is yet to be verified. “The video is yet to be verified. If the matter is reported to us we will definitely take an action,” a senior police official said. It may be noted that earlier in June this year, a video of a man who was allegedly urinating inside the metro had gone viral.