Bengaluru traffic cop stops President’s convoy to let ambulance pass; wins hearts and reward too

The Traffic police sub-inspector is being lauded for making way for an ambulance even as a convoy of the President of India was to pass through a busy junction.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 20, 2017 1:01 pm
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A policeman’s job in India is not an easy one. And though the police force is there to protect and help the citizens of this country – and they do so as well – there are times when they find themselves in a fix when dealing with VIPs. How many times have we seen policemen and women being hauled up for not giving preferential treatment to a bureaucrat or politician and the incident being caught on camera. Well, such problems don’t stop these lawmen from doing their duty, and one such example was of a Bengaluru traffic police officer, who stopped the President’s convoy so that an ambulance could pass through.

Traffic police sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa, who was deployed at Bengaluru’s Trinity Circle on Saturday (June 17), has won hearts in the city and on social media alike for making way for an ambulance even as a convoy of the President of India was to pass through a busy junction. According to an ANI report, the Bengaluru Police later announced a reward for the policeman for making way for an ambulance during the convoy movement of President Pranab Mukherjee, who was in the city for the inauguration of Metro’s Green Line.

Mukherjee’s convoy was headed towards the Raj Bhavan when Nijalingappa is said to have spotted an ambulance trying to make its a way towards a private hospital near HAL. The sub-inspector directed his colleagues to help the ambulance travel through the traffic-heavy road.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic East Division, Bengaluru City, Abhei Goyal later took to Twitter to praise the officer’s presence of mind.

 

Praveen Sood, the Commissioner of Police, tweeted, “The policeman who took such initiative to be rewarded. Well done!”

 

Someone even shared a video of the incident.

Twitter has been buzzing with reactions to the news, with some saying that what the officer did was to be expected and should not be hailed as an achievement, while others lauded the policeman’s decision.

 

With ANI inputs.

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    Pradeep Trivedi
    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    Every day from Rajdeep to Ravish and Shekhar Gupta to Shobha de lament that if speak against govt Modi we will be trolled no free don of speech. If it not so than how Bangulur police comes in favor of small traffic constable . If it happens so in congress govt he might have suspended by now. Today he is being rewarded and it bcoz Modi has instilled such value and faith in national interest
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      nazeer
      Jun 21, 2017 at 11:16 am
      Sir my salute to u
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        T.Dilip Kumar
        Jun 21, 2017 at 10:14 am
        Better late than never..life is more important than anything else...serve with humanity as our priorities. .
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          Thomas
          Jun 21, 2017 at 9:49 am
          Great Indian Officer who is the right to be honoured a RED Carpet and other Honerory Awards of INDIA(instead cinema workers and fooling politicians) which will inspire next following generation to be like the same . Once more I respect The Officer
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            Citizen
            Jun 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm
            Well done hope others too follow this. Jaihind
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              Ramsubramani Harihara Iyer
              Jun 20, 2017 at 5:25 pm
              While congratulating for his boldness and sense of duty and humanity,there is no need to award him any prize or honour.
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                Gopal
                Jun 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm
                Articles such as these miss the bigger picture of traffic chaos in India. Every single day ambulances are held up by traffic leading to delay in critical services. In the case of the VIP, the ambulance was probably helped by the fact that all other traffic had been stopped. It is easy to blame VIPs (and there is a lot of blame) but these "feel good" articles mask real problems on our roads, which have nothing to do with VIPs.
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                  Joykutty Cherian
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm
                  Humanity first, President next. Great heart! Salute you, sir,
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