New Delhi: A video clip purportedly showing a drunk policeman travelling in Delhi metro has gone viral on social media, raising concerns about safety of the commuters and violation of the DMRC rules.
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.
Delhi Metro 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.
Delhi Metro officials refused to comment on the video saying the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), is in-charge of the security. "If a person is in uniform, he is allowed to travel in metro if he is in senses," a CISF official said, adding, the issue is being looked into.
Delhi police officials say the issue has not been reported to them and the video is yet to be verified. "The video is yet to be verified. If the matter is reported to us we will definitely take an action," a senior police official said.
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.