New Delhi: In a move which is seen as an attempt to empower Delhi traffic cops for handling emergency situations, authorities are planning to arms them with pistols.
Delhi Police chief on Monday said that about 1000 traffic cops in the city will be armed with small weapons like pistols to tackle any untoward incidents and emergencies.
"Pistols will be given to 1000 traffic officials, especially those posted at critical areas, to deal with untoward incidents and emergencies. This is a move towards capacity building. The arms are likely to be handed over by next month," said Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi
Bassi was speaking at Delhi Police's Annual Conference on Monday.
Bassi's recent announcement is likely to kickstart another controversy regarding jurisdiction as the Delhi traffic cops are authorised only to manage traffic movement in the city.