NEW DELHI: A piquant ‘security lapse’ occurred at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium two days before the opening ceremony. A woman head constable and a male colleague of the same rank were found to have abandoned their posts. A senior officer traced the two to a room near gate number 14 of the stadium , where they were stealing a few moments of privacy.While the incident ” is being probed” , the two cops, it turns out, had fallen for each other while on duty at the stadium . Love apparently bloomed as they spent long hours at the venue. Both of them are unmarried.Since woman cops were facing a huge problem of finding toilets they could use near the venue, the man had even made arrangements for his friend to use one at a flat in Pragati Vihar, a housing complex close to the stadium.The police bureaucracy, meanwhile, has taken a dim view of the incident and the two have been ” separated” — they are now posted at opposite ends of the stadium, 2km apart from each other, sources said.
After they were found in the room, a senior officer said the two were removed from duty ” for negligence and performing activities not permitted inside the stadium premises” . ” If the probe against them hints at improper behaviour, they will be suspended,” he added.The officer, however, admitted that the couple was not indulging in ” any indecent behaviour” .
Vivek Gogia, additional commissioner of police, economic offences wing, who is in charge of indoors activities at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, could not be contacted despite several attempts . Other top police officials , called it an administrative matter. ” The incident did take place but we wouldn’t like to share details as it is not a crime or any security related matter. It is an administrative issue and should be treated as one,” a senior police officer said – Timesofindia