Visitors who walked into the police stall at the ‘India Tourist and Industrial Fair 2010' were in for a pleasant surprise on Tuesday. At least a dozen of them won brand-new helmets after answering simple questions on traffic and road safety.
What is the minimum age criterion for obtaining a driving licence? Why does a traffic constable stand on the road? Is there any speed restriction for vehicles in the city? — these were some of the questions. The quiz master chose one from among the thrilled onlookers to answer the question. The lucky ones got a helmet each from the Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran.
The occasion was the launch of a handbook on white collar crimes brought out by the Chennai Police at the Island Grounds. Mr. Rajendran walked through the police stall and interacted with the visitors to get their feedback. Senior police officers encouraged a little boy who tried his hand on a toy sniper rifle to hit a target.
About 22 miniature models of various monuments carved out of materials such as matchsticks exhibited by Sub-Inspector of Police (Choolaimedu) A. Veerachamy attracted many at the stall. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Chennai Traffic Police and Cyber Crime Cell had also showcased their gadgets.
Additional Commissioners of Police Sanjay Arora (Headquarters) and M. Shakeel Akhter (Law and Order) were among others who were present.