Two Delhi Police constables, including a head constable, have been issued showcause notices by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West), when the two were found busy preparing several amusement videos and posting on social media during official duty hours during the pandemic.
The showcase by DCP North-West Usha Rangnani alleged gross negligence, carelessness, and dereliction in the discharge of their official duties.
It said the two were posted at PS Model Town, New Delhi, were in uniform and were supposed to be overseeing lockdown procedures. The notice also mentioned the violation of social distancing norms and one officer not even wearing a mask, which appeared to be unprofessional in discharge of their official duties.
The department has given the constables 15 days to reply in their defense, said the notice, adding that if a suitable reply is not received, it will be presumed that they have nothing to say and the matter will be decided ex-parte on its merit.