Traffic Marshal files complaint against ASI, constable for not acting against drunk driver

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) traffic has directed an inspector in the traffic department to inquire into an incident following a complaint made by one of the Traffic Marshals, Gurpreet Singh.

The inquiry has been ordered for certain officials letting a driver of an SUV go from a naka that had been set up to check drunken driving in UT.

Reportedly, the SUV driver, Sanjeev Vilas Rao, a resident of Chandigarh, who was stopped at the dividing road of Sector 36 and Sector 23 was not in a condition to drive on his own.

When he was checked with an alcohol-meter at midnight, he was detected with 349 mg of alcohol in his body, said Gurpreet Singh.

The Traffic Marshal Gurpreet Singh said, "Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Daljit Singh and his Constable Sunil were the ones who let him go. I immediately reported to the DSP about the matter. I spent half an hour in checking this person and I also recovered a pistol from him. Later we established that the pistol belonged to a police official of the Punjab Police".

He also added that the person to whom this pistol belongs is presently a personal gunman to one of the judges. He later came to the spot and verified the pistol. However, the two were made to go away without even issuing them with a challan .

Gurpreet Singh also added that others present on the spot were made to record their statements with the inquiry officer .

"The statements of all the persons corroborated with my statements," claimed Gurpreet Singh.

"Inspector Keval Krishan has been asked to look into the matter and submit a report as soon as possible," said DSP Kamal Deep.

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