Over burdened jawans of Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police have been equipped with body cameras to record movement of road users and check rising number of altercations between men in blue and the violators.
The idea behind introducing these cameras is to check rising incidents of arguments on the busy crossings between different categories of commuters and the traffic police personnel.
According to men in blue on ground zero, every DTI and his SO has been equipped with these body cameras so that they can record sequence of events before issuing a challan to a traffic violator.
On number of occasions it was seen that traffic violators used to create scene in the middle of the road, leading to more chaos and confusion at busy crossings.
Inspector General of Police, Traffic Department, Basant Rath along with his team is working hard on ground zero to streamline the traffic management system in both the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
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Posted by U4Uvoice on Thursday, September 27, 2018
He received positive response from large number of commuters while few others questioned his ways and means while implementing rule of law.
Commuters on ground zero said, “Body cameras will bring more transparency in the working of traffic police and allegations of corruption by cops can also be verified by checking the recording”
Several other states in India have already equipped their traffic cops with similar cameras to ensure better management of traffic on the roads and prevent altercation with violators.
Briefing media persons about the working of these body cameras, a senior traffic police officer told reporters in Bikram Chowk area on Thursday, “At times we too face tough situations at the hands of illogical commuters”.
“Instead of accepting their mistake they try to level allegations and use filthy language. Now we can also defend ourselves in the court of law by producing recording of sequence of events. It can also check complaints of misbehaviour”, he added.