‘Remove barricades after checking’
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Delhi Police issued instructions to all its Station House Officers, asking them to ensure that barricades are not left unmanned, and that policemen on duty at the check-posts remove them after completing their shifts. The order stated that any lapse in following these instructions would be viewed "very seriously".
The instructions were issued after police observed that barricades were not being removed, obstructing the stretches and often leading to accidents. Police sources said a senior official recently witnessed an accident at the intersection of Ring Road and ITO, which led to the orders being issued.
A police source said, "A biker, going towards ITO, rammed into barricades that were left unattended next to the blind turn of the rotary. The biker suffered head injuries. Soon after the accident, the Delhi Police issued an instruction note directing policemen to remove barricades before leaving."
Policemen in the area defended themselves saying that the biker had lost control over his vehicle as motor oil was spilled on the road and that the barricades were not responsible for the accident.
A senior police officer said, "We have placed barricades at all crucial points for security checks at night. We make sure that they are removed in the morning when police officials leave the check-post. Sometimes, when drivers are not careful, they ram into these barricades on the roadside."
According to police officials, strict instructions have been given to all police personnel managing pickets, stating that when checking is completed, all barricades have to be shifted to footpaths and not left on the road. Despite these instructions, a spot check revealed otherwise.
It was also observed that many barricades do not have blinkers, which often leads to accidents at night. "We insist that barricades should not hinder movement of pedestrians or vehicles after checking is completed. They should be placed on the footpath. Sometimes, officials on duty leave them on the roadside, which leads to accidents," a source said.
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