The Chandigarh Police on Tuesday suspended five policemen: three constables of the Traffic Police,a Sub-Inspector and Assistant Sub-Inspector posted with PCR wing.
In the first case,three constables posted with the Traffic Police were suspended for unnecessarily harassing drivers of vehicles with outstation registration numbers during their checking.
The accused,Head Constable Raja Ram,and constables Varinder and Vajinder were spotted while they were harassing a truck driver with an outstation number by UT Deputy Inspector General of Police Alok Kumar and Superintendent of Police R S Ghumman while they were on a routine check.
The senior officers noticed the three for a while after which they moved in. On checking,it was found that the vehicles were found to be possessing all the necessary documents and were unnecessarily being troubled by the trio. An inquiry into the incident was conducted and the trio were suspended by DIG Alok Kumar.
Earlier in February,two traffic policemen were suspended for the same reason by SP Ghumman who was passing from the road where the cops were on duty.
In a separate incident,Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naunihal Singh suspended Sub-Inspector Rajender Singh and ASI Tarwinder Singh for not reporting the condition of two policemen who had reported to them in an inebriated condition on the intervening night of March 13/14. Rajender was the supervisory officer while Tarwinder was posted as the duty officer on the day of the incident. The SSP suspended the two for not acting against the two constables and not reporting the incident to the police station concerned.
On the day of the incident,the two constables,after reporting to the Police Control Room in an inebriated condition,had gone to the UT SSPs house in Sector 16 and created a ruckus. One of the accused,Constable Jagbir Singh,had even fired two gunshots with his service revolver at an Inspector who had gone to pacify him. The two were arrested for attempt to murder and have been dismissed from service by the SSP.