Nagpur: Rural police working to reduce road accidents and deaths. In the rural areas of the district till the month of April this year so far 189 people have lost their lives. Even the most special campaigns or actions are reportedly facing opposition from politicians demanding exemptions for their acquaintances and close contacts.
In the same year till the month of April also 462 people have been injured in about 390 accidents in rural areas of the district, while on an average 47 deaths have also occurred per month. There has been an increase of more than 25% in fatal accidents from 2017 to 2021.
Sources also said that at taluka places, the police also face allegations of “harassing poor villagers on the pretext of levying fines for traffic violations”. Officer, Shetkari is also committing suicide and you are also challenging him. There is a common joke of politicians against the traffic police.
According to a senior officer of Nagpur Rural Police also, When caught violating traffic rules too, Then the supporters or their choice have to call their own leaders on the cell phone and ask the constable to talk to the politician. The officer has said that even thinking that even these leaders have access to senior officers, constables also come under pressure and let the culprits go.
Joint campaign will be started by his workers
Vijay Mahulkar, Senior Traffic Inspector of Nagpur Rural Police, absolutely denied any political pressure And said that NGO ‘Jan Aakrosh’ has been started at various places also to create awareness about traffic rules and the consequences of violation. “Deliberately fatal accidents can be avoided”. They said.
Ravi Kashkhedikar of Jan Aakrosh also said that a joint campaign will be started by his workers and traffic police at different taluka places as well. Where accidents and deaths are more frequent.
Ravi Kashkhedikar said that meetings would also be held with elected representatives to create awareness among them.