The Punjab government has directed all heads of departments to implement the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to protect interests of good Samaritans from harassment on account of the actions being taken by them to save the life of road accident victims.
Disclosing this, state transport commissioner, Punjab, Harmail Singh said any individual, except an eyewitness, who calls the police to inform them of an accidental injury or death need not reveal his or her personal details such as full name, address or phone number.
He said that the police will not compel good Samaritan to disclose his or her name, identity, address and other such details in the police record form or log register. The police will not force any them in procuring information regarding the accident, and in case they willingly give information they are allowed to leave.
Even when Good Samaritans agree to become witnesses, the guidelines accord them protection and comfort.