Coimbatore

Police too misuse walking track at Race Course

Misuse of the 3-km-long walkers’ path at Race Course by parking vehicles on it has always been a matter of concern.

The police who should be setting an example to others too are no exemption when it comes to rule violation.

It is clearly a case of law enforcers turning into law breakers. While the general public were seen parking their two-wheelers in the designated parking space, vehicles of a few top police officers were found occupying the walkers’ path on Monday. The violation happened right under the nose of a top police officer’s office.

Meeting

Indian Police Service officers of Coimbatore region had come to the office of the Inspector General of Police to attend a meeting.

The official vehicles of three officers occupied the walkers’ path just outside the IG’s office.

The vehicles were parked there despite availability of space at the IG’s office premises. A police officer in the city, when contacted said that the vehicles of police officers coming to the IG’s office used to be taken to the Coimbatore City Police campus, which is only at short distance from there, or used to be parked on the other side of the road.

Unaware

An officer at the IG’s office said that the officers concerned were unaware of the place where their vehicle was parked and that the mistake was on the part of their drivers.

He added that they would advice the officers to instruct their drivers not to park their vehicles on the walkers’ path.

A city traffic police officer said that they would book cases against persons who are parking vehicles on the walkers’ path, as it is a rule violation.

He, however, was tight lipped when asked about the action to be taken against erring drivers of police officers.

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