Take strict action on heavy vehicles operating in no-entry zone- PHQ
Director General (law and order) seeks data of last six months in which heavy vehicles were the cause of road accidents.
by a dumper on Shimla bye-pass road at Badowala in Dehradun on Thursday the locals and family members of the deceased have accused police of letting heavy vehicles operate in the city area even during the no-entry time period. Taking cognisance of such allegations Director General (law and order) Ashok Kumar has asked all districts to provide data of the last six months in which heavy vehicles were the cause of road accidents. He has also given directions to Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to fix responsibility.
DG Kumar said, “I have asked Dehradun SSP to submit a report and fix responsibility in such matters. The SSP has been directed to provide data of last six months in which accidents and deaths have happened due to heavy vehicles. Re-investigation will be done in all such cases and a charge sheet will be filed against the driver as well as the owner of the concerned vehicle. Section 304 of Indian Penal Code will also be considered in such cases. Strict action will be taken against those police officers as well who have earlier investigated these cases in careless manner.”
He further added, “All districts have also been asked to take strict action against those heavy vehicles which are found to be breaking traffic rules such as the driver is found to be a minor, the driver not carrying or does not have driving license, the vehicle not having a proper number plate and the concerned vehicles is operating in no-entry area.”
According to the information provided by traffic directorate, from January to June 2019, 264 cases of road accidents with heavy vehicles varying from city buses to dumpers, have been reported in Uttarakhand, in which 176 died and 286 were injured.
CM directs punitive action within 15 days
Taking stern note of the accident in which a school girl was crushed to death by speeding Dumper, the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that strict action should be taken against those responsible for the accidents within 15 days. He has directed that a high level committee headed by district magistrate of Dehradun should be set up. The CM has also directed the DM of Haridwar to take similar action in the recent accident in Kheti Sihopur in Haridwar in which two youths were killed by a speeding Dumper.
Saturday, 13 July 2019 | PNS | Dehradun