Drive launched to nab youngsters who break road-rules
Jamshedpur, Feb 7: The district police have come up with an action plan to ensure that the Valentine’s Week starting February 7 passes off peacefully.
The city police are gearing up to take on the outfits attached to saffron brigade or otherwise, if they try to disturb the peace and take law into their hands on the V-day.
The police force will be deployed at all major parks, amusement parks, theatres, bus stands, pubs and restaurants. A large number of policemen in plainclothes have been assigned to all roads in the city. Night patrolling has been enhanced and police forces deployed at all sensitive locations, said the officer.
“Taking lessons from the past we have decided to deployment of adequate police personnel at city roads on the Valentine’s day. Everybody has the right to freedom of expression and whoever takes the law in their hands will be taken to task,” noted a police official.
He went on to inform that there will be prominent deployment of the police around educational institutions and on parks frequented by the youth to keep a watch on eve-teasers and those violating traffic rules.
The security has been tightened in the wake of protest called by Shiv Sena and other organisations during the celebrations.
According to information the onus of ensuring safe Valentine Day rests with the local police stations as the district police have asked the concerned police personnel to keep an eye on the members of the self appointed moral police brigade in run up to the V-day.
Jubilee Park and Dorabji Park, located in the heart of the city are the two prominent hang outs for the couples of the Steel City and are vulnerable too, when it comes to the atrocities inflicted by the moral brigade.
Meanwhile Traffic police launched a drive keeping in view the Valentine’s Day . Often ruffians and other youngsters break road-rules and resort to eve-teasing on that day.
Bikers without helmets and triple riding were the target of traffic cops. The drive was simultaneously carried out at six strategic locations — Jubilee Park ( both at the in and out gate), Mango chowk, near Jugsalai police station, near Tata Pigments gate on Bistupur-Station Road and at Golmuri roundabout from 9.30 am onwards.
“Our objective is not to charge fines to fill up state coffers, but to make fines a deterrent to rash driving and other traffic violations. We want to drive home the virtues of safe riding so that youngsters don’t put themselves and others at risk on road. I have directed officials at all the checking points to give priority to this exercise ,” said the official.
According to him, the drive would continue . He added that the move would bring about a visible change in youngsters, who would learn to develop safe riding habits to avoid paying cash penalty.