Kathmandu, September 18 The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division today said it has taken departmental action against 63 cops for their unprofessional and unethical conduct within this fiscal year. The Valley has 34 units under the MTPD to manage vehicular traffic in the city but these cops were themselves found violating laws instead of enforcing them to maintain law and order. DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand, MTPD in-charge, said 63 cops have faced action in this fiscal year so far for their unethical conduct. Those facing departmental action range from constables to an ASI. They were charged with taking bribes and failing to fulfill their duties. “The move is aimed at taming undisciplined cops and discouraging corruption,” he informed. Depending on the nature of offences, the MTPD has taken actions ranging from issuing warning letters to dismissing the cops in question. Of 63 cops, as many as 26 traffic cops received warning, while eight constables were dismissed. Similarly, five cops were suspended and 18 reprimanded in writing. Similarly, six cops have been barred from future promotion. DIG Chand said the MTPD has maintained zero tolerance against corruption and unethical professional conduct, and developed a system wherein the public can lodge their complaints against any erring policeman. Officials look into complaints received online by verifying the authenticity of the allegation before initiating action against the accused policeman.
MTPD departmental action against 63 erring traffic cops
Published: 08:32 am Sep 19, 2015