Policing the policemen

May 2nd, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad, May 2 (ANI): Brahmpal, a rickshaw-puller in Ghaziabad, which is now a suburb of Delhi, has been policing the policemen for nearly two decades.
Whenever a policeman is seen deviating from the rules, he points out the mistake to him. The mistake could be most minor like not wearing his cap.
Many people call him Azad Police (free police) for daring to correct even the policemen. A popular figure Brahmpal is treated with affection by people.
He carries a notebook and ‘books’ them if found committing any mistake.
“I am working for the society for past 15-20 years. I expect the police to be disciplined, if members of the society are to be disciplined, says Brahmpal.
His notebook contains many mistakes made by the policemen.
Many do not keep a baton, nor wear a cap as their headgear. They drink alcohol; three people sit on a motorcycle, or drive vehicles, which do not have the logo that they belong to the police department. So I book them by raising challans, which I forward to the office of Senior Superintendent of Police. I’ve already told the administration that I do this work, ” he added.
Brahmpal earns his livelihood as a cycle-Rickshawman. Sometimes the police officials get annoyed with he books them, particularly the constables and inspectors.
Those police officials whose mistakes have been pointed out by him want to take action against him. Some senior officers defend the errant policemen.
“I have heard that the man challans police personnel who don’t wear caps. Actually, the duty timings of the police are long, said Vijay Bhushan, the Superintendent of Police of Ghaziabad.
They are fully disciplined and in case they don’t wear the cap, it is not an offence. They are well-trained and they are being told about the discipline and the uniform time to time. They follow all the rules,” Bhusan added.
Meanwhile, the notebook of Brahmpal is getting more entries. (ANI)

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