Bengaluru traffic cop stops President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy to make way for ambulance; wins hearts

Bengaluru, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 June 2017, 02:43 PM
Bengaluru traffic police sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa (Pic: Twitter)
Bengaluru traffic police sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa (Pic: Twitter)

A traffic police officer has won many hearts for stopping a convoy of President Pranab Mukherjee to make way for an ambulance. The traffic police sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa was on Saturday deployed at the Bengaluru's Trinity Circle, from where the president’s convoy was to pass through a busy junction.

Nijalingappa has also won a reward from the Bengaluru Police for his noble gesture. President Pranab was in the city to inaugurate Metro's Green Line on Saturday.

The convoy was heading towards the Raj Bhavan when Nijalingappa saw an ambulance trying to find a way towards a private hospital near HAL. He quickly passed on the directions and allowed the ambulance to pass through the traffic-heavy road.

Abhei Goyal, Deputy Commissioner of Police -Traffic East Division, Bengaluru City took to Twitter to praise the officer.

“PSI Sh Nijlingappa is rewarded for deftly allowing the ambulance before the 1st citizen of India. @blrcitytraffic gives way to ??, do you?”

Praveen Sood, the Commissioner of Police, tweeted, "The policeman who took such initiative to be rewarded. Well done!"

First Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 01:50 PM

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