In the backdrop of the controversial order that Traffic Police Constables should remain in the Police chowki and do their duty, the State Director General of Police (DGP) has instructed the City Police Commissioner to hold an enquiry and take suitable action.

It may be mentioned that senior Police Officers had imposed strict orders that irrespective of rain or shine, accident or signal jumping, the Constables should not come out of the chowki.

The Director General (DG) and Inspector General of Police (IGP), who has written a letter in this regard to the Police Commissioner on June 17, has informed that an enquiry as per the remarks of IGP (Grievances of Human Rights Wing) be conducted and suitable action taken.

It may be recalled that SOM had published a report in this regard recently.

ACICM Convenor M. Lakshmana who reacted to this, went round the city on the same day, inspected the condition of Traffic Police who do their duty sitting at the chowkis and came to the conclusion that this is unscientific and a clear case of violation of human rights. He therefore lodged a complaint on the same day with DG, Human Rights Commission, to withdraw the order.

The DGP has given a serious consideration to the matter and has ordered for an enquiry.

Meanwhile, Lakshmana has informed that he will file a PIL at High Court if enquiry is not conducted within a week, action taken and orders issued that the Constables should get down from the chowki and carry-out their duties in a people-friendly way. He has also said that he will lodge a complaint with Human Rights Commission about the inconvenience of Traffic Cops.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore