A day after the son of a chief judicial magistrate was found driving the official car of his father with the blue beacon not covered, an inquiry was marked to check the violations on Friday.
Superintendent of police (SP), city, Aashish Kapoor said the inquiry was marked to verify why the driver of vehicle was let off if he had violated any traffic rule.
Meanwhile, police had not even issued the challan against the chief judicial magistrate’s son on Thursday. Once the issue would be probed, the appropriate action would be taken, he added.
Interestingly, this is the first case in SAS Nagar in which police will conduct an inquiry into the traffic viol ations by anyone, just because the violator is a judge’s son who was driving his father’s official vehicle.
The SP also marked the inquiry to the DSP (City 1), Alam Vijay Singh, saying he had received directions from senior officials to probe the matter. However, he said he was yet to go through the official letter.
Meanwhile, according to a news report published on Friday, it was clearly visible the judge’s son was driving his official car (bearing number PB- 65 X- 1968) without covering the blue beacon.
When he was stopped and asked to produce documents at a check post in front of Phase 5 market in SAS Nagar, police let Manmeet go scot-free after the intervention of the judge.
When contacted, Sawarnjit Singh Bains, superintendent of police (traffic), said he was not aware of the incident.
Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, SAS Nagar, said as the incident had taken place in full public view, police would record the statements of witnesses to verify the facts before taking the action.
Admitting the issue came to his notice through the news story, SSP said no police official deployed at the check post had informed him about the incident, which clearly indicates miscommunication between cops.
Meanwhile, the SSP also said they could only check the traffic violations, but action against anyone else could only be taken by the authority concerned.