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Posted at: Jun 20, 2019, 6:46 AM; last updated: Jun 20, 2019, 12:06 PM (IST)

‘Driving’ changed to ‘drinking’ on police signboard, inquiry ordered

‘Driving’ changed to ‘drinking’ on police signboard, inquiry ordered
The signboard installed at the Mughal road in Jammu. Tribune photo

Shyam Sood

Rajouri, June 19

Senior Superintendent of Police, Traffic (Rural Jammu), vide an office order issued on Tuesday, has ordered an enquiry after some miscreants changed the word ‘driving’ to ‘drinking’ on a signboard installed by the department at Pir-Ki-Gali on Mughal Road.

According to sources in the traffic police, the signboard reading ‘Don’t use mobile phone while driving’ was installed by the Traffic Police (Rural Jammu) at Pir-Ki-Gali. Recently, pictures of the signboard with the message ‘Don’t use mobile phone while drinking’ went viral on social media, denting the image of the department and senior officers.

The SSP, in his enquiry order, said some miscreants might have changed the word ‘driving’ with ‘drinking’ on the signboard, which was a matter of serious concern.

“In order to identify and fix the responsibility of defaulters, a preliminary enquiry is hereby ordered with immediate effect”, reads the order issued by SSP Mohan Lal Kaith. Mohd Rafiq, DSP (Traffic), Rajouri-Poonch range, has been asked to conduct the enquiry and furnish his report /recommendations to his office for further course of action.

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