Professionally strong police officer refuses to obey the orders of senior boss regarding fiscal favoritism
(POONCH TODAY NEWS)
POONCH: Having huge respect all over the country for its anti terrorism role and for establishing law and order despite facing challenging circumstances for the last more than three decades, J&K police officials have proved themselves time and again as dedicated soldiers of the most professionally equipped police force in the country, but this force has some black sheep’s also who are ready to walk extra mile out of the way to fulfill their lust.
Such officers even don’t spare professionally strong and honest junior officers and used to harass them for fiscal favoritism. In one of the districts of Jammu division, top boss of police was seen harassing his junior officer who has been posted on a prestigious post which is considered as “Malaidaar” posting. In police circles, it’s a general notion that nobody can come on this post without having hand in glove influence, but the junior officer in question was posted here few months back and doing the job purely in an honest way, but top brass of police of the said trade district is not digesting the honest duty of the junior officer and used to harass the officer for fiscal favours. Pleading anonymity, the said officer when approached through a top source, expressed strong desire to be posted in Kashmir valley and not on this post which is a hotbed of corruption. This young police officer did purely professional policing during previous posting and was also seen on social media platforms frequently for strong acts. Visibly upset over the behaviour of the top boss, the said officer pledged not to indulge in corrupt practices and at the same time, is ready to teach the top boss a strong lesson for treatment of regular harassment. Top boss, when got cold shoulder from his junior officer, posted his close Inspector as SHO in the same area and directed him for the same fiscal favour from all possible sources. Having total backing of the top boss, the said Inspector has started approaching different illegal quarters for generating income to fulfill the desire of his top boss. Few months ago, a low rank police officer in the same district, who was involved in crooked activities from an important Naka, was taken to task by top police brass of J&K UT when a delegation from the district met them on the issue of that low rank officer doing wrong acts. Acting swiftly, the police chief of that district was taken to task by top police brass of J&K UT and as a result, the said low rank officer was suspended. Even the public of the district is not happy with the working of police chief as they said that he was brought here due to a strong political influence and this officer for questionable standing is working on the directions of a particular political party leaders and mostly ignore genuine issues of public related to security matters, even shows arrogance mostly. As this police chief of the district in question has lost credibility in the eyes of top UT police brass, it would be interested to see how this young officer, who has chosen to follow the path of honesty and professional policing will deal with police chief of the district in question, which has huge income generation sources for a few crooked police officials, particularly from illegal trade activities. Honest and professionally sound police officers deserve full respect and those who used to harass such a young officer need to be taken to task by top UT police top brass to raise the morale of honest police officers. In yet another similar episode, a JKPS officer was given a prestigious posting in JKS range with the involvement of two senior high ranked police officers currently enjoying prestigious postings and this has also raised a big question mark in police circles as to how this junior officer known for questionable integrity was given such an important posting. This officer in discussion, who has been enjoying this big posting, was earlier posted in a sensitive place and was seen openly harboring a PSI for monetary activities by taking his help for the construction of his house in Jammu. Few sensitive districts of Jammu division need bold, honest and professionally sound police officer as reports of crooked activities from various areas, particularly from important chairs are coming frequently and it would be better if top police brass of J&K UT conducts performance audit of each officer before giving important postings, because it’s a question of earning public reputation for country’s elite force in addition to establishing peace, law and order.