New Delhi: A day after a video of an allegedly drunk cop travelling in a metro train went viral on social media, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday said that the policeman has been identified and suspended from duty.
“The cop has been identified and we have initiated action against him,” said Bassi.
Bassi issued a stern warning against his subordinates and said, “It is unacceptable if any police officer is found drunk in uniform, even during off duty hours. This is one of its kind incident.”
The video raised concerns about safety of the commuters and violation of the DMRC rules that does not allow drunk commuters to board the trains if they create a nuisance neither passengers are allowed to carry alcohol with them.
According to DMRC rules, any person found drunk on Metro premises shall be fined up to Rs 500 and can be removed from the train or the station by an official.
The undated video, posted on Facebook by a user, has been shared over 6,000 times and shows the constable in inebriated state struggling to hold on to a pole while swinging back and forth inside a coach.
The 36-second clip also shows the dishevelled policeman with his shirt untucked and trying to find his way around the coach in drunken stupor.
As the train brakes to a halt at Azadpur station on Yellow line, the cop comes crashing down on the floor and is helped up by fellow passengers.
In 2013, the Delhi Police had prosecuted 5,587 people for travelling drunk in the Metro.
Earlier in June this year, a video of a man who was allegedly urinating inside the metro had gone viral. In 2013, a video clip of couples getting intimate at metro stations was also extensively shared on the internet.