Not for even a day are our newspapers free of any biased/ unlawful conduct of the police. While in many of the news, the report ends with the note that the police have not yet registered the case, in the others we read about the laidback outlook of cops.
It is easy to debate over the instance of rape or acid attack; however the pain of the victim, which further enhances when she approaches the police to get the complaint registered, is hard to even imagine. Or for that matter, when a poor villager moves to the police station to list a complaint for a stolen bicycle, he often senses absence of any justice, when the cops abuse him without listing the complaint.
The motive of my writing is not to uncover the sad instances of unfairness yet again. However, when we are anticipating for high GDP rate, enhanced work prospects, dipped prices, and lowered interest rates, let us also focus on a basic need- certain and unbiased security of all. Why at all has this need arisen is not a tough question to answer.
The management of the police force lies more or less with the political leaders, who quite often have their distinct vote banks. The policemen, even when they move towards doing the right thing, are stopped by the power holders. Next is the greed of fetching unauthorized perks in lieu of helping the common man.
And accountable for such a decline is the common man too. It appears easy to escape penalty by bribing a policeman, which in turn sets an evil and unstoppable trend. Tell me honestly what is the first thought that comes to your mind when you break law- For sure, bribing the guardians of law. Indeed, unless the police force is freed from the day to day political snooping, nothing much can be expected.
Herein, the directives of the Supreme Court regarding setting up of state security commissions to curb undue pressure of politicians, fixed tenure of police officers, and transparent appointment of police heads, have to be executed by all the CMs sooner than later.