Forced retirement of 3 cops: Ludhiana traffic police back to work, CP claims ‘most were drunk’ during meeting

On Thursday, almost 60 per cent of traffic police force was shuffled and shifted to other departments.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Updated: March 24, 2017 11:39 am

A day after Ludhiana police commissioner Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh issued forced retirement orders for three policemen triggering strike of traffic police, the traffic force was back to duty Thursday after a major reshuffle.

The commissioner in a shocking statement had alleged that an ‘IG rank official hatched a conspiracy against him to defame him and take his place as Ludhiana commissioner.’

He issued retirement orders for three policemen who allegedly issued a challan to a Sikh woman for not wearing helmet which commissioner alleged was a ‘conspiracy’ to defame him.

Meanwhile a day after force retiring three cops, Ludhiana commissioner claimed that ‘most of traffic policemen who came to attend his meeting Wednesday were drunk.’

“I had called for a briefing of traffic police force Wednesday and it is shocking that most of them were drunk. Thus this major reshuffle and overhaul in traffic police,” he said.

On Thursday, almost sixty percent of traffic police force was shuffled and shifted to other departments. “Those who are unfit and found to be involved in corruption have been removed from traffic department and won’t be on roads. As per orders of CP, now instead of having cops stationed at every point in city, they will be seen only in bottleneck locations,” said DCP Dhruman Nimbale.

Sources meanwhile said that Punjab DGP Suresh Arora has also asked for a report on entire issue from Ludhiana CP.

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