Loss of life of Residence Guard whereas attempting to cease truck getting into the town throughout peak hours raises security considerations of personnel on the bottom

The demise of a 47-year-old Residence Guard in a freak accident, whereas attempting to cease a heavy items car getting into the town roads throughout peak hours, has once more raised considerations concerning the security of personnel posted to handle site visitors on the town’s streets. 

Vijay Kumar D., a Residence Guard posted at Doddabele junction in Kengeri, ran in entrance of the heavy car and requested the driving force to take a diversion and return. Heavy autos are banned inside metropolis limits from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on a regular basis.

As the driving force tried to take a diversion, Vijay Kumar, working subsequent to the car, slipped and got here underneath its wheels. Constable Kallappa Pajari, who was on obligation with Vijay Kumar, rushed him to a hospital, however he was declared introduced useless.

The Kengeri Site visitors police have arrested the driving force and booked him for inflicting demise attributable to negligence. 

Following this accident, senior officers have once more instructed site visitors personnel to resort to contactless enforcement, fairly than confronting unruly drivers and risking their lives. Regardless of these directions, police personnel on the bottom mentioned they proceed to practise the standard methodology of confronting motorists owing to stress from senior officers. 

Citing the incident of Vijay Kumar, a policeman hooked up with the Kengeri station mentioned that personnel deployed on Outer Ring Street (ORR) and all entry factors into the town, had been underneath heavy stress from seniors to bodily cease autos.

“Diverting heavy autos on the entry and exit factors of the town roads is among the hardest jobs on the town’s streets. On a regular basis a lot of the heavy autos attempt to sneak into the town throughout peak hours. Right here contactless enforcement is inconceivable and the policeman on obligation shall be within the line of fireside and the onus is on him. Any slight mistake on his half by permitting even a single car will appeal to the wrath of his higher-ups,” a police officer mentioned.

Nevertheless, M.N. Anucheth, Joint Commissioner of Police (Site visitors), refuted the allegation that there’s any stress from senior officers. He mentioned that the site visitors policemen have been issued physique cameras and handycams to document violations or alert the management room.

The Director-Normal and Inspector-Normal of Police had given directions to the site visitors police to not do random car checks, he mentioned. 

Suman D. Pennekar, DCP (Site visitors West), mentioned that the site visitors personnel have been given reflective jackets, masks, and physique cams to make sure private security and advisories have been issued usually to make sure the security of the personnel. 

Kamal Pant, Commandant-Normal of Residence Guards, Director of Civil Defence, Director-Normal of Hearth and Emergency Companies, mentioned he would shortly maintain a gathering with all senior officers to reiterate the security of Residence Guards.

Residence Guards are assigned to site visitors obligation to help site visitors policemen and as per guidelines shouldn’t be concerned in enforcement of site visitors norms. The Residence Guards on site visitors obligation shouldn’t expose themselves to any threat or hazard and their security is the precedence, he mentioned.

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