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Harassment of honest police personnel by politicians

The Police Act of 1861 made by the English, when India was a British colony still guides the Indian Police system. This results in politicians twisting the arms of the police to act in their favor.

AIADMK secretary and convict Sasikala has been accused of bribing the Director General of Prisons (DGP) of Karnataka province on 12th July.

The Deputy Inspector of Prisons (DIG) Miss Roopa Moudgil mentioned in her report to the Home department;

“Sasikala has given Rs. 1 Crore bribe to DGP and another Rs. 1 Crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the Central Jail, where she is serving 4 year sentence in an illegal wealth case for allowing her special privileges”

Days after submitting her statement regarding this blatantly corrupt act, Roopa got transferred to the Traffic Department.

Karnataka province in India is governed by the Congress Party.

In another case, a woman police officer, Miss Shrestha Thakur posted at Syana circle in Bulandshahar district, U.P. province was transferred because of her altercation with local BJP members.

She fined a BJP politician for riding a motorcycle without any vehicle registration documents and number plate besides not wearing a helmet on 22nd June.

The amount of fine was Rs.200 instead of accepting his mistake and paying the fine, this politician made it a prestige issue. He called up his party workers to create a ruckus.

These ruffians initiated a needless argument with this Police Officer as to why their leader should be fined for a traffic violation.

Shrestha Thakur rightly stood her ground and told these hooligan political workers to get a written order from the Chief Minister of U.P specifying that BJP politicians should be exempted from Police checking.

She sent five BJP leaders to jail for creating obstacles and preventing a government official from performing her assigned duties.

The province of U.P is governed by BJP. The local BJP politicians approached the Chief Minister of the state. The result of the meeting was that this woman officer got her marching orders to another town.

She was transferred from her original posting to a remote location, Bahraich near the Nepal border.

BJP’s politicians are very happy at this decision. The party’s city president stated that Miss Thakur’s transfer was essential to maintain the pride of party workers and leaders.

University students in India spend years preparing for competitive exams to join Indian Police services. Candidates clearing these exams are considered as among the best brains in the country.

On getting inducted into this prestigious service, they cannot take independent decisions. Their professional success depends on appeasement of political masters at the provincial as well as at the national level.

A rare few among them like Roopa Moudgil and Shrestha Thakur, who take initiatives in bringing some semblance of order in the society quickly, become a ‘thorn in the flesh’ of a corrupt, incompetent, unprofessional political system of India.

Such officials are routinely shunted from one place to another through needless transfers. They are given low grades in annual performance reports by their superiors and denied promotions. The Political establishment makes life a living hell for such upright individuals.

This results in loss of morale, demotivation/depression and apathy in competent police officers.

The sad reality of India is that the politicians from the party in power keep talking big and make tall claims regarding the progress in the country. The opposition party politicians are yet to discover the meaning of constructive criticism.

The one aspect that unites all political parties of India is their blatant disregard for the laws of the land.

Breaking laws disdainfully is a matter of pride for Indian politicians. They consider themselves as ‘blue blooded royals’. Laws are meant for common masses not for these so called ‘peoples representatives’.

These politicians don’t pay toll charges on roads/highways. Threaten and misbehave with Police personnel. Expect V.I.P treatment everywhere in the land.

Politicians are a reflection of the community. This sort of society, where law makers take pride in breaking rules and get away by flouting their political connections; where law enforcers are unjustly punished and law breakers rejoice can never attain genuine growth.



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The writer is a Masters Degree holder in International Tourism & Leisure Studies from The Netherlands and is based in China.

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Bigungasr Basumatary ranks in top 10 HSLC

31 May 2017 - 6:16pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The private institutions in Kokrajhar have once again stolen the march in the HSLC examination, 2017 leaving the government schools in a tight spot.

This time Bibungsar Basumatary of Barpeta Road Bodo High School spotted in 10th position top 10 rank in HSLC examination for the first time ever from Bodo medium background since 41 years of Bodo medium introduced in High Schools in Assam.

Bibungsar  scripted 96.66% percentage with 580 marks in all subject letter marks. The All Bodo Students Union(ABSU),Bodo sahitya sabha and several organization extended best wishes to him over his successful with plying colours.

 The ABSU will be confered Kamal Kumar Brahma Derhasat Bantha to Bibungsar Basumatary and cash 50,000 who has spotted in top 10 rank.The student union also announced to bear all educational expensive of Bibungsar in his higher studies. BTC administration announced to extend 2 lakh each those who stood in top spot in both HS and HSLC final examinations in BTAD region.

 The UN Academy,Kokrajhar, a private managed Bodo medium school has scripted 88%  pass percentage in the HSLC result that announced on Wednesday.  A total 141 student passed out of 159 appeared in the final examination with 95 students in first, 45 in second and 01in third division respectively along with 7 distinction and 20 star marks. Abir Basumatary of UN Academy,Kokrajhar got 558 highest marks with letter marks in all six subjects from the school.

 The Sister Margaret Nobel School,Kokrajhar recorded 76% pass percentage with 15 in first,04 in second division one distinction,three star and 34 letter marks. The Govt HS & MP School,Kokrajhar recorded only 13% pass percentage in the HSLC examination.

A total 41 student passed out of 299 appeared from the school with 5 in furst, 25 in second and 11 in third division respectively. The Govt HS & MP school had 40% pass percentage last year,but this year recorded only 13% pass percentage lowest ever in its successful rate.

Phwilaw Basumatary of Satish Basumatary Bodo High School,Simen Chapori of Dhemaji district scored 98 highest marks in Bodo(MIL) while Rakesh Hembrom of Bapuji High School,Tebitola Nagrijuli of Baksa district got 82 highest marks in Santhali language.

Krishna Gopal Basumatary, Director of UN Academy extending greetings to all successful students in HSLC final examination said that the academy was expected better results in this session which could not attain much satisfactory results. The school management was trying to script top spot rank in the state in coming days. ‘Even though students’ performances are high, yet much results are to be achieved’, Basumatary said. He has also extended greeting to Bibungsar Basumatary, who spotted in top 10 rank positions.

 Jayanta Kumar Roy, principal of Kokrajhar Govt HS & MP School expresses his resented over poor show in HSLC result said that due to teachers’ scarcity and insincerity from government his school face lowest pass percentage. He has admitted over his school’s poor show in HSLC result said that the students who are taking admission are hailing from remote area,specially BPL background families hand to mouth.

 Most of the students are very margionalised who are not in a position to come class in regular manner,Roy said. He said that 27 teachers’ post including principal,vice-principal are still lying vacancy in the school since 2004.Even though the school authority has been intimate to the government over the matter, yet no solution step was initiated against vacancies.

 ‘There are 13 science teachers’s posts in the school in which seven only are existed and six are laying vacancy. Three of exited seven science teachers are involved with NRC duty. Three Hindi teachers’ posts and several assistant teacher’s posts are still lying vacancies so far in the school’,Roy said. He has urged government to take bold step while making teachers’ appointment in the school to make healthy educational environment in coming days.

Promod Boro,ABSU president,former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma extended their best wishes to all successful candidates in HSLC examination and specially Bibungsar Basumatary,who has spotted in top 10 rank in the state.They said that this time Bodo medium student seen in the top rank,which is first time ever in Bodo medium history.