Sikhs exempted from using it
Tirupur: Helmet wearing will be made compulsory for motorbike/pillion riders in areas within the Tirupur Corporation and in all the six municipalities in the district from January 1, according to Superintendent of Police A Arun.
“Those who violate the rule will be fined,” he warned. However, Sikhs were exempted from wearing helmets.
Mr. Arun was speaking to reporters after assuming charge as the second SP of the district and the first Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to hold the post, here on Sunday.
Mr. Arun said that he would give topmost priority to bring down the high crime rate in the district besides chalking out an action plan to ease traffic congestion in the city.
Belonging to 1998 IPS batch, Mr. Arun started his career as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) at Nanguneri after completing the courses at Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration, Mussouri, and Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel National Police Academy, Shivaramapalli (Andhra Pradesh), and field training in Tirunelveli sub-division.
On promotion, he then served as SP in Karur and Kanyakumari districts, as Deputy Police Commissioner at Anna Nagar and St Thomas Mount in Chennai, and as SP in CB-CID, Chennai, before taking over as SP (Tirupur).
Mr. Arun has appealed to the public to contact him either through telephone (0421-2480033) or in person any time on the day, to address their grievances.
Earlier, in the day, Erode SP Jayachandran, who was holding the additional charge of Tirupur, handed over the duties to Mr. Arun at a function held in the District Police Office.