Salve urges Delhi Police chief to end inconvenience to public caused by VIP movements
Questioning the inconvenience caused to common citizens by VIP movements, eminent Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve on Sunday wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar and urged him to stop this 'unconstitutional' practice.
In the letter, copies of which have been also sent to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, salve termed this practice as discriminatory and unconstitutional, and said that the system has to change as rulers of the public have no right to inconvenience the public.
Talking to reporters he said: This attitude of closing the way for VVIP movement is very bad. There is already too much pollution in Delhi and standstill cars or any vehicle is the worst source of emitting pollution."
"We are living in a Republic country, but there is no republican feeling in our heart. Still our police has an attitude of treating VIPs as the most important persons. This attitude is absolutely wrong. Everybody has equal right be PM, any leader and even me," said Salve.
"Have you ever seen any deployed traffic cop at the time of genuine traffic congestion and when there is any VVIP movement, administration deploy thousands of traffic cops. I think people should raise their voice against this. I am sure that the system will solve the problem," he added.
Salve, who has defended the Delhi Police on many cases and occasions, has demanded urgent intervention of the Commissioner failing which he would move court.
In 2010, there was a serious debate on VIPs and traffic stoppage after spate of deaths of patients in ambulances.