Chandigarh cop tows car with 12-year-old still inside, suspended
Mohali-based Rajesh along with his wife and son had come to the apni mandi. While the couple left to buy vegetables, they left the child sleeping in the car.
In a case of negligence, traffic police on Sunday towed a wrongly parked car in Sector 34 while a 12-year-old boy was sleeping inside it.
After putting head constable Subhash and Home Guards volunteer Jagseer under suspension and sending them to the traffic police lines in Sector 29, the department has also initiated a departmental inquiry.
Mohali-based Rajesh along with his wife and son had come to the apni mandi. While the couple left to buy vegetables, they left the child sleeping in the car. As the car was parked on the road, traffic police towed it away without noticing that the boy was sleeping in it.
It was only after the number of the vehicle was flashed by the police control room with a message of vehicle theft and kidnapping of the child that the traffic police realised the mistake. After the child was handed over to the parents at the traffic police lines, they decided not to lodge any complaint. However, the department decided to take action against the cop and Home Guards volunteer.
“We have initiated departmental inquiry against the two employees, who have been negligent,” said deputy superintendent of police (DSP, traffic, south) Rajiv Kumar Ambasta.