Three top police officers to face departmental enquiry for ‘traffic mismanagement’ on Sgr-Jmu highway

JAMMU, Jan 22: Three top police officers will face a departmental enquiry over “mismanagement of traffic” on Banihal-Qazigund stretch of Srinagar-Jammu highway on January 20 and 21.

An order reportdly issued by the Director General of Police (DGP) on January 21, “SSP Traffic Sanjay Kumar Kotwal, DYSP Traffc NHW Banihal Nihar Ranjan and DYSP Traffic Kulgam Safdar Hamid Hasan Samoon are hereby attached with the office of DIG SKR Anantnag with immediate effect, to face a departmental enquiry into the matter.”

The action comes after reports of traffic mismanagement on the highway, “which has resulted in great inconvenience, particularly on Banihal-Qazigund stretch on 20th and 21st January, which speaks of the casual attitude of the officers towards their given assignment.”

“This warrants strict departmental action,” said the order.