Chandigarh Traffic Police constable Priyanka, who was seen performing her duties while holding her baby on Friday morning, is now facing a departmental probe after a video of her on duty with the newborn went viral on social media.
The video which was shot at 11 am by a passerby on Friday also shows another woman constable who confirmed that Priyanka in fact was holding her own baby.
Priyanka refused to speak to the media after hearing that a departmental probe was on to find out what made her to perform the duties while holding the baby at a busy roundabout.
Investigations revealed that Priyanka was upset after seniors pulled her up for reaching her spot late. According to the department sources, she was three hours late to reach the Sector 15,16, 23 and 34 roundabout on Friday.The woman constable, the above mentioned sources said, was asked to reach the roundabout at 8 am but she reportedly reached there around 11 am when the video was shot.
Police officials, not wanting to be named, said that Priyanka came to Sector 29 traffic lane when she was asked to reach her spot. She was also advised to take leave in case she was not able to work but she instead took her baby with her and started guiding the traffic.
Priyanka is now facing a departmental probe for bringing the baby to the roundabout and not reaching on time. A senior woman police officer has been asked to conduct the probe.The woman constable is believed to have told the seniors that her baby is too small and cannot live without her. Whenever the baby starts crying, her husband and other family members bring the baby to the place where Priyanka is deployed. She holds the baby for some time till it stops crying.