DGP warns IGP traffic Jammu on his ‘way of working’

DGP warns IGP traffic Jammu on his ‘way of working’
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Srinagar: Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP), Shesh Paul Vaid has warned Inspector General (Traffic), Jammu Basant Rath, on “his conduct and way of working”.
In an official communication – dated 22 February –, DGP S P Vaid has cautioned IGP Traffic Jammu, that “action under law” would be initiated against him if he did not desist from violating the service conduct rules on the streets.
“A number of videos, posts and pictures are being circulated on social media, in which you are seen moving in civvies on the roads, doing strange activities unwarranted of a police officer. Other videos uploaded by some commuters allege manhandling, using of abusive language and damage to their property like cell phones, helmets, spectacles and vehicles,” letter addressed to Basant Rath, IGP Traffic said.
“These are not only illegal, they are unbecoming of a Police Officer and also utter violation of All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968, Rule 3 Section 1(vi), Rule 3 Section 2A and Rule 3 Section 2B (x),” the letter reads further.
“The J&K Motor Vehicle Act 1988 clearly states that no officer shall do any checking of any vehicle without proper uniform. These acts of yours are bringing disrepute and bad name to the Police Organization,” the letter added.
“You are hereby advised and warned to refrain from such acts in future. You shall always remain in proper uniform while discharging official duties as mandated in law and Police Rules. Any violation to these directions shall be viewed seriously and action under law shall be initiated against you,” DGP warned Basant Rath.
Pertinently, many officers have either met or written to the top government functionaries in the last ten days and complained to them, that IGP Traffic, Jammu s’ behaviour and style of functioning was bringing a “bad name” to the whole police force.
(Courtesy: The Quint)

15 Responses to "DGP warns IGP traffic Jammu on his ‘way of working’"

  1. farooq   February 26, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Although basant rath was excellent in performing his duties as inspector general of police traffic jammu but police officers are not allowed to function as daabang

  2. Arjunkumarvij   February 26, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Although basant rath was excellent in performing his duties as inspector general of police traffic jammu but police officers are not allowed to function as singham.

  3. Sultan Mahmood   February 26, 2018 at 5:22 am

    It is high time india must remember its own struggle to get freedom from Britishers. Kashmir must be enabled to get independence” Kasmir must be free from 800000 indian military occupation tyrrany.

  4. Kuldeep   February 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    It was expected but too soon ..Not…..Honest and dedicated people have not any space in our country…Whenever any dedicated or honest people came to clean dust .They are not being given much time to clesn

  5. Asif khan   February 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

    He is an eminent officer and performing execllent job. i do appreciate

  6. Swatenter   February 25, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Unfortunate for we people who are living in state where no body wants discipline .I salute Mr.Basant Rath who took lead to maintain the discipline in Jammu but it is shame for jammu leaders not to condemn the explanation called by DGP.

  7. Amit   February 25, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I salute IGP for his determination to bring change but maybe he should do it in a way so that no one should bring obstacle in his working.

  8. Manav   February 25, 2018 at 9:14 am

    For India, it is rightly said that behind every big crime there is a policeman. Behavior of these policemen is worse than criminals sometimes. Corruption and harassment are the hallmark of police. Some of them are criminals in uniform. See, how many of them have been arrested in the case of Ram Rahim for sedition. Police reforms are long overdue.

  9. Monika mehta   February 25, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Sir he is doing very good job…. And which police depatment ur asking about who is only corrupted…….and if some officer is doing well either he is suspended or transferred……why???

  10. Hussain Mubarak Khatana   February 24, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Basant rath is a person who have ability to provide a special plateform of honesty in the modern society especially to those who have interests in corruptions but because of our bad luck there is no value of honesty in the corrupted society

  11. Bhupinder Singh langeh   February 24, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I totally agree with Mr Sharma…. We need such more administrators to bring reforms in our system…….

  12. Pankaj   February 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    DGP Sir do agree the uniform is important but intent of person wearing uniform is much more important … So do something productive and must appreciate the efforts of IGP Mr Rath. I personally travel from airport to.my home …. NO TRAFFIC JAM…. First time it happens in my.life….

    Mr Rath has proven that even most worst spoil system can be streamline and that too without troubling public


  13. Ajay   February 24, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    To enforce law you don’t need to be in uniform like many other agencies like NIA,CBI,RAW etc ,though they have been
    given uniform but the crux of the matter is that is there any improvement on the field.As per my assessment definitely yes because I have seen people wearing seat belts,Stopping at red lights,people wearing halmet,matador drivers are afraid of overlading their vehicles,people are also avoiding wrong parking.Had this officer of intergraty given free hand instead of criticising he can make many changes in the traffic system,which is visible on ground after joining taking over IGP Traffic.He is not doing this for his personal interests but for the benifit of public.Rather than criticising him I personally feel that these kind of Officers should be applauded,no doubt he has even booked me for traffic offence and made me realise my mistake.All the best for this gentleman.

  14. Anil   February 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I am total agreement with what Col.RK Sharma written about Mr Basant Rath

  15. Col R K Sharma   February 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    An honest man like Basant Rath has no place in a system of corrupt people. He is doing an excellent job which is not acceptable to indisciplined and corrupt people responsible for initiation of such an unwarranted warning to Basant Rath. A confidential letter of such nature should not have been made public.People responsible for making this letter public must be strictly punished. Our economy and our Police both are based on corrupt people.We need people like Basant Rath to bring reforms in our corrupt society.