Traffic Cop Suspended Over Graft Charges, Enquiry Ordered

Poonch, July 07: A traffic cop was on Sunday put under immediate suspension while his senior to undergo departmental enquiry after a video clip of the former purpotedly showing him taking bribe was reported to Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic City Jammu.

In two successive orders – TPOJ/Estt/19/10528-33 and TPOJ/Estt/DE/19/10525-27 – dated 07-07-2019, by the office of Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic City Jammu, lying with GNS, read that an FIR be lodged against Sgct Bashir Ahmad 51/JT EXJ-975464 for taking bribe.

According to the order, “a video clip was submitted to the office on WhatsApp from an anonymous person, showing the traffic cop Sgct Bashir Ahmad 51/JT EXJ-975464 taking bribe from an unknown person. The act as per the order is indication that the traffic cop depoloyed at TCP Nagrota with DTI Nagrota is indulging in malpractices which has tarnished the image of J&K Police while amounting to gross act of indiscipline, misconduct and taking illegal gratification by misusing of his official position.

The second order copy – TPOJ/Estt/DE/19/10525-27 – reads that, Inspector Jalal Din Fani EXJ-006665 DTI Nagrota who is incharge of TCP Nagrota, ‘failed to control over the subordinate cops deployed under him’ which according to the order speaks of his ‘lack of supervision, carelessness and dereliction towards his legitimate duties.’

“Sgct Bashir Ahmad is placed under suspension with immediate effect and is entitled to draw subsistence allowances as admissable under rules from time to time. He is directed to report Traffic Police Line Jammu immediately and deposit his uniform articles in stores. A departmental enquiry is hereby ordered against the accused for his misconduct during official duty while further a departmental enquiry is also initiated against Inspector Jalal Din Fani for lack of supervision and entrusted to DySP Traffuc City North Jammu to conduct the same on its merits and submit (its) findings to the offce within a week positively,” the order further read. (GNS)

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