The count of Police Control Room (PCR) personnel suspended in the past one month has gone up to five, as yet another cop has been found drunk on duty.
On charges of dereliction of duty, head constable Sukhbir Singh was placed under suspension and sent to the Police Lines in Sector 26. He was found drunk while on duty at the Sector 14/15-24/25 roundabout on the night of November 2 during a surprise check by PCR inspector Satpal. Sukhbir's medical examination at the Sector-16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) confirmed that he was in an inebriated condition.
This has triggered resolve that the Chandigarh police would now carry out inspection late at night to check if any personnel are hitting the bottle when they are supposed to be guarding the town. Last year, too, at least five cases were reported wherein cops were found in inebriated state on duty. PCR deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Roshan Lal said, "Strict action would be taken, so that it serves as a deterrent for others."
Oct 14: Constable Amarjit Singh found drinking in PCR Gypsy at Kishangarh.
Sept 20: Constable Dharambir Singh with PCR Gypsy found drunk on duty in Kishangarh.
Sept 6: PCR constables Jasbir Singh and Dinesh Kumar suspended for not being at the assigned location