Is Punjab Police capable of protecting public?


Banta asks his friend Santa: Why are you sad?

Santa: I was going to market; some scoundrels/gundas came and snatched my gold ring, chain as well as money.

Banta: But you always keep a gun with you.

Santa: Thank God, they could not find my gun. That is safe.

A Punjab Police Officer on dutyLike any other common man, the above mentioned conversation was a joke for me. But this joke turned into a reality on Wednesday this week, January 21, when some unknown scoundrels/gundas stopped a police van near Fagwara, Punjab, and killed sharp-shooter Sukwinder Sing alias Sukha Kahlawan.

During postmortem, doctors found that the killers fired as many as 30 rounds into Sukha’s body, killing him on the spot. Sukha was reportedly a criminal, and most people would be happy at his death. But the way in which he was killed raises questions on the authenticity of Punjab Police.

There were reportedly seven armed police officers in or with the van in which the victim was taken to Nabha jail after a hearing.

The killers not only killed Sukha in presence of seven armed police officers but also snatched police officers’ arms.   No police officer suffered even a minor injury, which is enough to prove that they didn’t even try to retaliate.

A state keeps and maintains police force by spending crores of rupees from taxpayers’ hard-earned money that they pay to government to get various essential services, including protection from anti-social elements. 

But the sharp-shooter’s murder proved that keeping such police officers and paying them fat salaries from taxpayers’ money is nothing more than duping the public.  I added this article to the political category of my website because only politicians, who are given the responsibility to run a state, can set police right.  

 


1/23/2015
Is Punjab Police capable of protecting public?

Banta asks his friend Santa: Why are you sad?

Santa: I was going to market; some scoundrels/gundas came and snatched my gold ring, chain as well as money.

Banta: But you always keep a gun with you.

Santa: Thank God, they could not find my gun. That is safe.

A Punjab Police Officer on dutyLike any other common man, the above mentioned conversation was a joke for me. But this joke turned into a reality on Wednesday this week, January 21, when some unknown scoundrels/gundas stopped a police van near Fagwara, Punjab, and killed sharp-shooter Sukwinder Sing alias Sukha Kahlawan.

During postmortem, doctors found that the killers fired as many as 30 rounds into Sukha’s body, killing him on the spot. Sukha was reportedly a criminal, and most people would be happy at his death. But the way in which he was killed raises questions on the authenticity of Punjab Police.

There were reportedly seven armed police officers in or with the van in which the victim was taken to Nabha jail after a hearing.

The killers not only killed Sukha in presence of seven armed police officers but also snatched police officers’ arms.   No police officer suffered even a minor injury, which is enough to prove that they didn’t even try to retaliate.

A state keeps and maintains police force by spending crores of rupees from taxpayers’ hard-earned money that they pay to government to get various essential services, including protection from anti-social elements. 

But the sharp-shooter’s murder proved that keeping such police officers and paying them fat salaries from taxpayers’ money is nothing more than duping the public.  I added this article to the political category of my website because only politicians, who are given the responsibility to run a state, can set police right.