Delhi – Post the incident of a constable hitting a woman with a brick, the Delhi Traffic police have decided to order ‘body-worn camera’ and ‘vehicle-mounted camera’ to record every action when a vehicle is flagged down.
The traffic police, who was captured on camera beating the woman on Monday after they got into an argument about her jumping a red light, has been arrested and sacked.
“Traffic police is planning to implant body cameras on the uniforms of its personnel. The cameras would record the audio and video of the entire conversation when a vehicle is flagged down,” Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner (Traffic), said.
The idea is to monitor complaints of unprofessional behaviour of both offenders and officials.
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By Sandeep Dikshit
Withdraws some privileges in retaliation for arrest of Indian deputy consul
India on Tuesday set in motion an array of retaliatory steps against U.S. diplomats based across the country for the manner of arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York, signalling the escalation of an unprecedented bilateral row.
The government asked all U.S. consular officers to turn in their identity cards and the entire American diplomatic corps their airport passes while senior Congress leaders snubbed a visiting U.S. Congressional delegation for the second straight day by refusing to meet it.
The government also ordered the Delhi Police to remove concrete barricades on public land and roads that have existed for years around the U.S. embassy, sought salary details and bank accounts of all Indian staff employed at the missions and stopped all import clearances for the U.S. embassy, especially for liquor.
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