No mobiles for traffic cops

Disciplinary action will be taken against traffic police officers who use mobile phones when on duty during peak hours, a senior officer of the Traffic Police said.

He said only an Officer-in-Charge could use a mobile phone while the others should use their official communication equipment. “Others have communication equipment to use for official purposes,” he said.

The officer said the use of mobile phones when riding on their motor bikes was also not allowed.

“A person making a complaint against a police officer using his or her mobile phone when on duty, they should be able to prove the charge,” he said.

Police sources said a civilian using his or her mobile phone while driving a vehicle or riding a motorbike would be produced in Court and if found guilty is liable to a minimum fine of Rs.1, 500.

Source: DM Online