10 May, 2021

Cops With An Aim

Bihar's top cops are giving up chasing gangsters, and are quitting the civil services to go after their passions

Cops With An Aim
outlookindia.com
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What's up with Bihar's senior policemen? The state's top cops are finding fulfilment in a bizarre variety of ways—one runs a temple, another is planning to teach computers and English to underprivileged children and yet another coaches IIT aspirants. There's also a singer in the ranks, another is a Supreme Court lawyer.

They don't say whether the problem is political interference, overwhelming crime, or even lack of anything meaningful to do. Given all this, maybe it's not surprising that a senior police officer has actually gone and asked the state to officially declare him mad.

The elite Special Protection Group SPG still remembers Rituraj's sharp-shooting skills from his 1990-95 spell with them. Today, the DIG (BMP), Muzaffarpur, wants to take voluntary retirement as he and his computer-savvy south Indian wife want to open a full-time Rameshwari Memorial Trust in Bihar's Nalanda district. He plans to teach English to the poor and unemployed youth and make them...

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