Over 30 policemen challaned for violating traffic rules in Rohtak
District police on Friday issued challaned more than 30 people — all of them cops!Updated: Apr 21, 2017 16:40 IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
District police on Friday issued challaned more than 30 people — all of them cops!
Rohtak police organised a physical training session for its cops on Friday morning at Police Lines and called almost the entire force to take part in the session.
In a surprising turn of events, Rohtak SP Pankaj Nain deployed an inspector, Sunita, right at the gate to keep a check on cops arriving without helmets or those who were not wearing seat belts.
“More than 30 cops found violating traffic rules were issued challans at the spot. From constables to inspectors, anyone found not complying traffic rules was challaned,” a spokesperson told HT.
The district police have been running a special drive to create awareness among citizens regarding traffic rules. As a part of this drive, it has actively been issuing challans to commuters found violating traffic laws.
“If the police itself violate rules, how can it ask commuters to follow them?” SP Pankaj Nain said.
The police have also issued a WhatsApp number (9996464100) and is urging people to send pictures of cops violating traffic rules on it. “Based on a photograph, a night rider has been issued a challan for Rs 1,000. He needs to pay the money to collect his bike again,” the spokesperson added.
He further said that station house officers of all police stations have been asked to check reporting policemen for helmets and seatbelts and issue challans if anyone is found violating rules.
First Published: Apr 21, 2017 16:37 IST