A ‘jadoo ki jhappi’ by a cop to Munna bhai which proved not so magical after all! It cost him his job.
A cop from Yerwada jail in Pune where Sanjay Dutt was remanded to custody was suspended for hugging Sanjay Dutt when the latter was released on bail. Seven others who shook hands with him as he proceeded towards his waiting car, are in the dock as well. The visual shown on television channels irked some of our bird brained politicos who pompously declared that this was against protocol. Sometimes seeking refuge in vague inexactitudes at other times piously abiding by the ‘word of law’ is a mastery solely reserved for our honorable politicians.
“Dutt’s behaviour in the jail was exemplary and he won the hearts of jail staff members. The staff members became his friends and came out to see him off,” said a senior jail official.
An enquiry, which otherwise involves aeons in more critical instances, was conducted with alacrity on the matter, Result..cop suspended!
This over the top reaction to a rather innocuous display of what might have perhaps been a ‘moment in the sun’ in the staid, dull life of a duty cop was uncalled for and hardly deserving of the stringent action from the superiors. After all Dutt had been released on bail, and it was not as if he had been going in for serving a sentence. Besides, arent cops human too? He might have wanted to gloat about this to his friends and neighbors at the ‘close proximity’ with the star and what is wrong with that? Definitely better than having secret liaisons with Dons!! How come those cops and those enquiries meant to unmask covert operations never seem to end conclusively?!
Ironically, a cop in Bihar, tied an alleged thief to his motor bike, after he was mercilessly beaten and belted by furious mobs, and dragged him naked on the streets until he fell unconscious. This was a more deserving incident for suspension of a cop who acted beyond the ‘call of duty’.
Concurrently running is the news of JMM chiefShibu Soren the till-now-accused-murderer-recently-released and the IAS officer who dived to touch his feet, while Soren barely registering his presence, continued talking on his mobile. Pyschophancy is a way of life which hardly merits attention, while a genuine hug or show of affection is worthy of rebuke, disdain and severe punishment!!
Our Ministers either hate cops or love them depending on a myriad factors ranging from greasy palms, to greedy eyes, satiated bellies, hungry minds and what is dished out when! This poor cop fell prey to one of the above and like a pawn on a chessboard flicked off as a neat move!!