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Bhopal City
Frighten criminals, not common, weaker people, Gaur tells police

BHOPAL: Home and Jail Minister Babulal Gaur has given strict instruction to police personnel not to frighten people showing their uniform. Hearing a complaint at his residence here on Thursday about police personnel’s harassment of conductor of a low-floor bus of Bhopal city transport bus last night, Gaur sought complete information about the incident.

The conductor Mahendra Kumar Sen informed the minister that in bus number SR-4, he asked travelling police personnel to take ticket near Depot Crossing at about 8 pm. On this, the police personnel felled him on the ground and tried to beat him up.

After the incident, the conductor and police personnel reached the TT Nagar police station, where a compromise was made between them. The guilty police personnel apologised to the conductor who forgave them. Describing the apology as inadequate, Gaur directed SP South Anshuman Singh to conduct a thorough enquiry into the incident and ensure strict disciplinary action against the police personnel concerned.

The minister said that police personnel’s behaviour should be polite. They should frighten criminals and not common and weaker section people. It was the duty of the conductor to demand amount for bus ticket and responsibility of the police personnel to purchase the ticket.

It is the commitment of the conductor that he discharged his duties to the extent of being misbehaved with. Duty of the police personnel is to protect people, which they forgot. Strict action should be taken against guilty police personnel for misuse of uniform.

SP Singh informed that it has been found in preliminary enquiry that 2 of the 4 police personnel concerned are of Railway Police, Indore and 2 of Bhopal. A letter is being sent to Indore SP to initiate disciplinary action against concerning police personnel of Indore. Action will be taken soon against the guilty after completing enquiry soon.