“We don’t bother even sleeping animals. They were still human beings”
Deevakar Anand | June 5, 2011
After Delhi Police brutally assaulted the peaceful protestors at the Ramlila Maidan here to dismantle Baba Ramdev’s fast against black money, there were murmurs of regret among the lower ranks of the force that what happened was unfortunate.
A head constable guarding the ground entry gates, requesting anonymity, told Governance now if he had his way, he would have never assaulted the sleeping men and women. “Arey sahab, hamare bas mei kya hota hai? Bas upar se jo order aata hai, uspe amal karte hain humlog” (“We have nothing in our hand we just have to follow the instructions that come from the higher ranks”), he said.
A group of five to six policemen including an assistant sub inspector echoed him. “Soye hue jaanwar ko bhi nahi koi paresan nahi kiya jaata. Ye toh insaan the. (“We don’t bother even sleeping animals. They were still human beings”), one of them said.
Asked about reports that there were some drunk policemen who molested women, they said if someone among them did any such thing, it was highly objectionable.
As they were getting more candid, a senior officer in a civil uniform shouted, “Why are you all talking to the reporter? Go and do your duty.” The group dispersed but not before one of the constables said, “Sahab Bhrashtachaar toh hamare police department mei bhi hai... par humlog kuchh kar nahi sakte. Baba toh isi ka virodh kar rahe the (Sir, corruption is in our police system too but we can’t do anything about it. The Baba too was protesting the same.”
The central government is set to present a complex and comprehensive report of its revenues and expenditures throughout the financial year in the budget address on February 1. Modi led NDA government will present the interim budget this year as elections are set to take place in April.
Narendra Modi-led NDA government is due to present its last budget on February 1, before the 2019 general elections. Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently in US for medical treatment, is likely to present the budget. This will be an interim budget of the NDA government.
The government has said that state-run BHEL and Libcoin are in talks to form a world class consortium to initially build 1 GWh (Gigawatt hours) lithium ion battery plant in India. The plant’s capacity will be enhanced up to 30 GWh after some time. With this, India has finally taken steps into its ene
The centre has given the green signal for regularisation of pay scales of board level executives in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC), North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), THDC India Ltd. (formerly Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd.) and Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Ltd. (SJV
The government has given approved the project for capacity expansion of Numaligarh Refinery from 3 MMTPA (million metric tonne per annum) to 9 MMTPA. The plan envisages setting up of crude oil pipeline from Paradip to Numaligarh and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Sil
Maharashtra has been the pioneer in establishing a dedicated unit and necessary infrastructure for cybercrime investigation. It is headed by Brijesh Singh, an IPS officer, as special inspector general of police, cyber. After successfully implementing the crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTN