Blaming it on judgement error,the three senior police officers who were asked to explain how they allowed stunts in a car and bike rally in the name of road safety have expressed serious regret.
In their written replies,Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Alok Kumar and two SSPs Naunihal Singh and Maneesh Chaudhry have assured Inspector General of Police (IG) R P Upadhyaya that such an act will not be repeated in future.
The IG had sought a written explanation around three weeks back from the three senior police officers. As per available information,Upadhyaya has told the trio to be careful in future.
The three top police officers have blamed it on unintentional error of judgment in their written responses.
The three had allowed dangerous stunts in public area while promoting road safety,that too in a car and bike rally organised by the Chandigarh police.
Upadhyaya,who had claimed to undo the damage,has accepted the response of the three officers and has asked them to be more careful in future while holding public events. A minute-to-minute briefing will be held in future events so that any such mistakes are not repeated, he had told Chandigarh Newsline.
On August 11,the Chandigarh Police had organised a car and bike rally for promotion of road safety. However,stunts were shown at the rally,which were highly criticised by the Inspector General and the residents of Chandigarh. After his return,the IG,who did not attend the rally,had come down heavily on the three senior officers.
The car and bike rally comprising 93 super-bikes and rally motorcycles,and 163 super-cars,luxury cars and rally cars showcased stunts by trained professionals. But the rally drew criticism as many people felt that it would inspire youngsters to perform such dangerous stunts.
The majority of the stunt men were not wearing any protective gear.