Showing posts with label Siliguri Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Siliguri Police. Show all posts

No helmet, no petrol on Siliguri roads

11:07 AM
Siliguri, July 10: Siliguri police today introduced a "No Helmet No Petrol" policy to check errant two-wheeler riders, two days after a similar campaign took off in Calcutta.

The Siliguri metropolitan police has also announced a ban on parking of two-wheelers in paid parking slots for riders without the protective headgears.

C.S. Lepcha, the Siliguri police commissioner, told a news conference here today: "The chief minister has launched a state-wide safe driving campaign in Calcutta to reduce the number of road accidents. An order has reached us from the state government, asking us to launch awareness drives and implement certain decisions taken by the government. From this afternoon, we are enforcing the "No Helmet No Petrol" initiative in Siliguri. Under the initiative, none of the 36 oil pumps in the Siliguri metropolitan police area will sell fuel to any biker not wearing a helmet."
No helmet, no petrol on Siliguri roads
No helmet, no petrol on Siliguri roads

She added: "Our officers have been asked to be on alert. They will intercept bikers who are not wearing helmets on roads and impose fines on them. There will be surprise checks on petrol pumps to see whether they are selling oil to bikers without helmets. If any pump is found to be flouting the order, we will take legal steps against the pump owners and others concerned."

Police sources said pump owners would be booked under Section 188 of the IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant). "Anybody booked under this section might get a two-year jail term along with fine," said Shyam Singh, the deputy commissioner (traffic).

The commissioner said if a biker was not wearing helmet, his two-wheeler wouldn't be allowed to be parked in any paid parking zone.

"In this regard, necessary instructions will be passed on to all those who run fee parking zones across the town. Police will also be vigilant and take steps against rash drivers, both in case of two-wheelers and cars," Lepcha said.

Shyamal Pal Chowdhury, the president of the North Bengal Petrol Dealers' Association, said: "We came to know about the new directive during a meeting we had with police officers yesterday. We we come the decision and circulated the directive among our members, saying no pump should sell fuel to any biker who is not wearing a helmet."

Singh said the total number of vehicles (all kinds) registered in Siliguri in 2015 was 2,74,988.

He also said Rs 5.43 crore was collected by slapping fines on 83,181 vehicles in 2015 for various traffic violations. In 2012, the total fine was just over Rs 2 crore.


Siliguri Sex Racket: Three more arrests from Pradhan Nagar

9:36 PM
Siliguri: After the recent arrest of 18 people, allegedly involved in sex trade from Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri police yet again on Monday busted another big racket from the same area and arrested three people including two girls and a male from Pradhan Nagar.
Police said interrogation on arrested persons will lead to more arrest speculating that the number may rise till late night.
The racket was running inside a house at Pradhan Nagar and the police are still investigating on the details of the house owners and the kingpin.
Since last January 2016 police have arrested 26 people from Pradhan Nagar area.
Local people time and again have alleged that Pradhan Nagar, Hyderpara and NJP areas are becoming sex market and the series of arrest by police has proved their allegation.
Siliguri Sex Racket
On July 1 acting on a tip-off police from Pradhannagar Police station had conducted raid in a guest house located at Pradhan Nagar and arrested 18 people including 12 males and 6 females. Two cars were also seized.
On January 31 police had arrested five people including three females and two males from a flat at Pradhan Nagar. 

Via newstimetoday

CS Lepcha takes charge of Siliguri as first lady police commissioner

10:30 AM
Writes: Prashant Acharya

CS Lepcha took charge today as the police commissioner of Siliguri, to become the first lady police commissioner of the state.

After taking over from her predecessor, Manoj Verma, the 1999 IPS batch cadre said, "My aim is to develop the relationship between the police and the public and put more emphasis on law and order in Siliguri."

Lepcha was in first posted in Darjeeling as additional superintendent of police before being transferred to Siliguri as DSP. She was then made Special SP IB, Siliguri following which she became DIG of Jalpaiguri range and Malda range before coming back to Siliguri as the police commissioner.
The First Lady Police Commissioner of Siliguri IPS C.S Lepcha taking chair as Siliguri Police Commissioner in place of Manoj Verma Pic Prashant Acharya
The First Lady Police Commissioner of Siliguri IPS C.S Lepcha taking chair as Siliguri Police Commissioner
in place of Manoj Verma Pic Prashant Acharya
Manoj Verma, who has been give charge as Special IG, West Bengal traffic, said, "My tenure as police commissioner of Siliguri was a good experience. I love the people of Siliguri as they have supported me in maintaining law and order."

At present, there are five police commissionerates in West Bengal, namely Howrah, Bidhan Nagar, Asansol, Barrackpore and Siliguri.


Siliguri Police fined a vehicle on the way to receive martyred body for overload

7:54 PM
In a most shocking incident West Bengal Police in Siliguri fined Rs 1000/- for the vehicle that was supposed to carry BSF Jawan, Saheed Dinesh Giri, who was martyred while fighting against terrorists in Kashmir for overload.

On Friday the 3rd June 2016 Constable Dinesh Giri was martyred in a militant attack near Gauri van in J&K. On 4th June when his family was going from their residence Durga Nagar, Isckon Mandir Road, Siliguri to Bagdogra airport to receive the martyr's body in a jeep they were intercepted by the West Bengal police for the vehicle being 'overloaded'. Even though the family members of Saheed Giri explained the police refused to listen to the humble submissions about the tragic circumstances in which the martyr's family had to rush to receive the body. They were allowed to move further only after paying a fine of Rs 1000/-.

According to the Srinagar based BSF spokesman, militants attacked the BSF convoy near Gorivan area on Friday leaving 13 BSF men injured. Head constables Giresh Shukla, Constable Dinesh Giri and Constable Mohinder Ram later succumbed to their injuries.

This is not the first time - repeatedly Wasted Bengal has refused to honour our brave Gorkha martyrs, and what happened yesterday was just an extension of that lack of respect, apathy and discrimination that Gorkhas continue to face in Bengal.This is the respect the West Bengal state machinery has for the martyrs who lay down their lives for the country. For some reasons the crony national media has not considered the incident news worthy.

Every nation loving Indian must understand that till date NO REPRESENTATIVE from Bengal government has gone to the airport to receive the dead body of our Gorkha martyrs.

Saheed Giri leaves behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and his parents. We Pray to God to grant the family strength to overcome this irreparable loss.

With inputs from TheDC

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