Traffic cops directed to restrict challaning
New Delhi: Given the higher risk of infection during challaning, Delhi Police has asked its personnel to restrict challaning as much as possible to avoid the risk of infection. According to the sources, the move comes after COVID-19 positive case was reported from the traffic police unit.
Police sources told Millennium Post that Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava, earlier this April, had held video conferencing with the top brass of Delhi Police to review preparations and arrangements for COVID-19 and several directions were issued from his side for police officials.
A discussion was held on a topic related to the traffic policeman who was tested COVID 19 positive. The senior officers were told "in view of the risk involved in the paperwork and checking during challans are being drawn against violators it is advisable to reduce the same and the defaulters may be verbally advised to be careful in future".
Earlier, the Delhi Traffic Police had announced that no drunken driving checking will be done unless someone is visibly drunk and driving so recklessly as to endanger his/her or other's life, and that too with all possible precautions.
Meanwhile, during the video conference, the top cop directed all officers to be available on mobiles and wireless sets and also to respond promptly to the messages on WhatsApp. "In these testing times, we must all rise to the occasion and be prepared to contribute our best for our fellow beings in line with the glorious tradition of Delhi Police," the police chief had told top brass of Delhi Police.
Regularly monitor the health of staff
Police sources said that CP Delhi observed that cleanliness in police lines was not up to the mark. A Special CP rank officer said that he regularly visits major police lines and sanitisation of the areas are being done regularly. Special CP (Security), during the video
conference, informed that all precautionary and preventive measures are being taken in the security lines to ensure that police personnel performing various duties are completely safe. CP Delhi directed all officers to closely monitor the health of their staff and their families and also ensure all preventive measures. He also said senior officers to closely monitor the cleanliness and lockdown arrangements at all police colonies in their respective jurisdiction.