Gurugram, July 29
The Gurugram police have formed an accident response team (ART) to nab hit-and-run accused. The team specialises in crime scene investigation and has cracked 12 cases so far, even at places with no CCTV cameras. The team is also revisiting black spots and accidents spots to identify drivers who fled the spot after hitting motorists and pedestrians this year.
In Gurugram, most of the accident victims are two-wheeler drivers and pedestrians who are hit fatally and the accused run away and evade arrest in a majority of cases. To nab the accused drivers, Police Commissioner KK Rao constituted an accident response team recently. The team is identifying the errant drivers in cases where there were no leads.
The team has been visiting accident spots and scanning footage from the nearby CCTV cameras to check the cause of accidents. The team is working under the supervision of Manesar DCP Varun Singla. The five-member team headed by ASI Harpal Singh solved 12 cases in the last three months and identified 10 blind spot where the police are set to install CCTV cameras.
In one case, the police traced the vehicle with just information about a bread company logo on it. In another case, a 12-year-old boy was crushed by an unknown vehicle in Pataudi and the police only knew that spun pipes were loaded in the vehicle and finally the team traced the vehicle and nabbed its driver.
“We have solved 12 cases so far and our team is always on wheels trying to make it to accident spots at the earliest and collect evidence and pictures before any of these are tampered with. People are questioned. We also focus on victim compensation and identify the blind spot where CCTV cameras need to be installed,” Manesar DCP Varun Singla said.
When contacted, Rao said the task was challenging but our ART had proved to be a great success.
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