Bihar police seeks divine help to curb crimesJanuary 12th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) In the drive to make Bihar a crime-free state, the police have sought divine intervention by performing special prayers at the railway stations to prevent any wrongdoing in trains.Special prayers were organised by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at the Ara railway station in Bhojpur district, about 60 km from here.
To ensure smooth and peaceful travel in trains, officer-in-charge of the GRP Vinod Kumar, the brain behind the move to seek divine intervention, performs prayers every full moon night (purnima).
“We perform prayers every month for (maintaining) law and order in the trains,” Kumar said.
The last prayer was held at the GRP office Sunday and was attended by hundreds of policemen, railway staff and passengers at the station.
Similarly, a special “yagna” (fire ritual) was organised by the police near here in 2007.
Rita Kumari, an officer-in-charge of the industrial area police station in Hajipur, the district headquarters of Vaishali, about 30 km from here, organised the “yagna” to check the rising crime graph in the state.
She said the rituals were performed as per the Hindu priest’s advice.
“We asked for god’s blessings to change the mindset of criminals. I strongly believe it (the prayers) will help create a crime-free society,” Kumari added.