The negligence of Delhi Police personnel has again raised questions on the preparedness of police to tackle emergency situations. The patrolling bike of the Delhi policeman was stolen from outside the Preet Vihar Police station in Delhi on Wednesday night.
The police bike was recovered from Sector 126 of Greater Noida. The Noida police had detained a 32-year-old for allegedly stealing the bike. Police said the accused is a resident of Chandigarh. However, in what seems to be a cover-up to hide police negligence, the police had termed the accused as 'mentally unstable'.
According to a report, the police said the accused had stolen the bike to go on a patrolling himself. The patrolling vehicle was seized when the Noida policemen intercepted a man riding the yellow Apache bike with its hooter and blue beacon on.
"He was riding a bike with Delhi Police written on it. The blue beacon and the hooter were on. Prima facie, he did not seem to be a cop, so we stopped the bike and asked the man about it. From his statements, he seemed mentally unstable. We detained him and seized the bike; the report quoted Ankur Chaudhary, a sub-inspector at the Sector 126 police station.
SHO of Preet Vihar police station, Ashok Kumar said, “The man who was caught with the bike has confessed that he roamed around NCR thinking he was a cop himself. He was released after questioning and no case was registered against him because his statements were incoherent. We are investigating the matter, but no case has been filed."
The policeman had parked the bike outside the Preet Vihar police station without taking the keys out. There has been no word yet on whether any action will be taken against the policemen for negligent behaviour.