30 November, 2020

Rakesh Maria

My own Mumbai police force has an image of its own which is embarrassing to everyone in uniform.

Illustration by Saahil
Rakesh Maria
outlookindia.com
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This diary has to be more hush-hush than normal ones.

For there are times when we are ashamed to call ourselves policemen. How on earth did the ‘Bombay’ police acquire the reputation of being next only to Scotland Yard? Who created this myth? We fondly think of the kind and gentle bobby holding the hand of a six-year-old schoolgirl or 65-year-old granny to help them cross the street. Are these images still valid?

Though allegedly No. 2 to Scotland Yard (but where does that leave the FBI?), my own Mumbai police force has an image of its own which is embarrassing to everyone in uniform. Know where Saki Naka police chowki is? O, doesn’t matter anyway. Last week two officers and one constable arrested a 29-year old model-aspiring-to-be-an-actress, dragged her to the chowki and raped her. Somehow, she managed to contact me, I filed an FIR and ordered an investigation. 

Our officers are amazing, I have to admit. They managed to rape in the crowded police chowki. Assistant police inspector Sunil Khatpe raped the woman twice, each time...

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