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Mohali: Police plan to start videography of nakas to avoid fights with public

The traffic police have been recently directed to send a recommendation for cancellation of the driving license of a person who is issued drunken driving challan twice.

Written by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: May 24, 2016 5:11:56 am

Police will start videographing people who would be stopped at the nakas to avoid fights.

The traffic police have been recently directed to send a recommendation for cancellation of the driving license of a person who is issued drunken driving challan twice.

The decision was taken by senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar during a meeting held with the traffic police officers. During the meeting, it was decided that videography of the nakas will be done to avoid fights between police and the public.

Several people have lodged complaints against cops alleging that they do not listen to their genuine problems and issue challans despite having proper documents.

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SSP Bhullar said: “Usually the traffic cops have to fight with the people. Many people allege that they were harassed. To avoid such situation, we will be introducing this new system. It would be experimental, but we are hopeful that it will work.”

The SSP added that most of the times people pick up fights with the cops whenever they are stopped at the nakas. Some people also allege of harassment. He said that the videograhpy will be beneficial for both the cops and the public.

An officer said the traffic police wing has been asked to make an estimate for the number of video cameras and also identify the places where the nakas are set up regularly.

The SSP also said that the license of a person who is issued drunken driving challan twice would be cancelled.

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