Callous traffic police refuse to help unconscious man
The insensitivity of the traffic police came to light when a man, suspected to be drunk, fell unconscious and was left alone despite an HT team bringing him to the traffic police booth situated near Signature Towers, late Saturday night.india Updated: Jul 16, 2012 00:22 IST
The insensitivity of the traffic police came to light when a man, suspected to be drunk, fell unconscious and was left alone despite an HT team bringing him to the traffic police booth situated near Signature Towers, late Saturday night.
The police officials, instead of doing the needful, asked the HT team to make the necessary arrangements to send the man to the local police station or a local hospital and did not even bother to inform the local police station.
The assistant sub-inspector (ASI) who was posted there went to the extent of misbehaving with the team.
The man was finally taken to nearby hospital by the NH-8 patrolling team while the traffic police were busy grilling the HT team.
The man was found unconscious near the Management Development Institute (MDI) located on the Mehrauli road in Sukhrali.
There were two others attending to him. The HT team stopped by and called his home to inform his family.
Later, when asked to call the police control room, one of the men attending to the unconscious man said there was a police booth hardly 50 meters away and the man should be left there for police to take the necessary step.
The HT team, along with the others, approached the traffic police post.
"I was shocked when ASI Sukhdev Singh asked us to take the unconscious man to the local police station or hospital. The ASI further said that it was not their job to inform the local police or hospital," said an HT team member.
At the same time, another traffic cop added insult to injury by bringing out a breath analyzer to check whether the team was drunk or not.
Even more shocking was when an NH-8 patrolling police officer said that this was the common practice of the Gurgaon police when dealing with even accident cases. They do not come forward to help and, if at all someone comes forward to help the victim, they grill him in a similar fashion.
Meanwhile the HT team immediately informed the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), east, Maheshwar Dayal, of the incident on Saturday. The DCP said he would look into the matter and take necessary action.
First Published: Jul 16, 2012 00:21 IST