by Rahul Kumar Singh, Political Writer
This blog is dedicated to the few Honest, Committed, Courageous, Patriotic Unsung Police Men and Politicians whose presence allows up to sleep at night in peace and walk on roads like free men.
Where should I start? In few years ago Bihar Police has the distinction of being one of the most corrupt and inefficient police in the country. Once observed that the Bihar Police force was an organized gang of criminals. Anyone who has stayed in Bihar will acknowledge that Police stands for horror, mistrust, cheating, bribery and all related synonyms in the villages and towns of Bihar. This corrupt and in-efficient department is the way it is because of the Political Willpower that exists in Up to make use of the Department of Home like a pack of “Hunting Dogs” to realize the criminal intents of the Politicians. In Bihar criminal is a politician – a politician is a criminal and Police serves their needs. And God fearing policeman who wishes to discharge his duty perceives greater threat from within the organization than from the criminals outside. Such is the state of affairs.
Patliputra police has been gifted a new hi-tech police station. Constructed at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, Patna SSP BS Mena formally inaugurated it. It will house between 8-10 officer-rank personnel and 20-30 constables. There is a separate wing for women officials which has been created to look into the complaints of women only, said ADG, Bihar State Police Building Construction Corporation, A K Gupta, adding the USP of the station would be its people-friendly nature.
“Complainants will get conducive space and environment,” he added while talking to TOI. To facilitate modern investigation, separate IT and communication rooms have been provided for. An inspection room for the visiting officers has also been added.
Hygienic toilets, mess and resting places or barracks will be a great respite for policemen spending a good part of their time at the police station. A separate barrack for women has also been provided. In an effort to restore the impression of Bihar police that commonly brings to mind the portrait of a pot bellied, slack, floppy, overweight, baton spinning, gun slinging man in uniform, the state government has created a ‘dress committee’ to look into the likelihood of a new uniform that would give a diverse, ‘sharp’ image of the law enforcement bureaucrats in Bihar according to sources in the Bihar police division. Not to mention the negative publicity that it has received recently. My perception says that Bihar is changing and so does the people living in Bihar with CM Nitish Kumar. Police forces are government organizations charged with the responsibility of preserving law and order and safeguarding the life and interests of the general public from harm. Police officers are the watchdogs that keep a check on the crime rate and discourage various forms of criminal activities
The shift is the effect of recent derogatory comments made by the current Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar who had commented that the sub-inspectors and Havaldars, in their old-fashioned uniform give the impression of being more like clowns and gave a bad light to the whole Bihar police force.
According to IG of Police Home Guard Md.Saheb Akhetar, DGP Neelmani is a nice and the best Police Officer of India, he determined to ameliorate the mental as well as physical conditions of the police personnel’s of Bihar.There is no doubt that DGP Nilmani has eliminated the fear of goons and muscle power politicians. Now, we have confidence and hope that there will not be injustice with common people. Earlier not only so called politicians used to exploit common people but also police and babuls used to do that.
A 1977 batched IPS Abhyanand is the backbone of Bihar’s Police and a terror for the criminals. When I met this person I observed he had a unique kind of calmness apart from the great burden of Bihar Police as well as Bihar people on his face. He is friendly for the friends and a nightmare for the criminals.He’s the chief body of Bihar’s Police Force and is responsible for the maintenance of law & order in the state. While the seedlings of development were growing in the minds of Bihar government, he participated in this revolutionary movement with our current CM and made several changes for us. He acquainted us with the concept of “Speedy Trial” and helped in strengthening the police department. Apart from this, he is also responsible for fulfilling the dreams of over 800 students for their entrance in IIT which I think is remarkable. He is very optimistic and always thinks about the welfare of our state. Abhyanand’s work is impeccable and his work is highly appreciated. The growth can be seen in Bihar as everything is changing for good around us. His aim is to make a safe & secure Bihar and free of criminality; his dream is to see all the homes and buildings free of locks, where there is trust and truthfulness in the ambience.
The freshly formulated committee will also be judged as improvement in other parts of the entire police uniform including shoes, belts, and badge. Police officers are mainly responsible for sustaining law and order, providing services to the public to guarantee their safety, and protecting of their property. It is a very demanding job, and the satisfaction obtained from knowing that they can protect and safeguard public lives and property is immense. I Salute the Brave officers who battled the automatic weapons (even AK 47s), who battled Political Immunity that was being offered to criminals, who risked their lives and the consequences when the State Government changes, who stood up and made me – then a young child – very proud! I would like to mention four names for the best police officers of Bihar, DGP Bihar Neelmani,ADG Abhyanand and IG of Police Home Guard Bihar MD. Saheb Akhetar,Senior SP Darbhanga Sri Vikas Baibhav.
Rahul Kumar Singh, POLITICAL WRITER, Sobhi Dumra, Ara, Bihar, India