An Indian policeman has a terrific sense of belongingness. He considers everything around him as his own. Be it may, the Chaiwala around the corner, the poor food vendor selling Chawal-Chole, the next door paan-beedi shop or even the Indian Railways where he must get his pound of flesh. But for a change they were in for a shock. And kudos to railway magistrate VK Singh. Read this very interesting column:
Times of India 18.3.15
“40 Policemen found hiding in train toilets
Agra: A drive against ticket less travel, launched by railway magistrate VK Singh, led to the unmasking of some unusual suspects- as many as 40 ticketless cops were found hiding in toilets to avoid being penalized by the TTE.
The surprise check was conducted on Mahakaushal Express and Chhattisgarh Express trains, as they are considered the most convenient trains to travel between the neighbouring districts of Agra and Mathura.
A team led by the railway magistrate along with assistant commandant of Railway Protection Force (RPF) and five other security personnel challaned a total of 103 passengers. Of these, 40 were reported to be civil police personnel, posted at various stations and outposts in the two districts.
Of the total Rs 29,780 collected as fine Rs 11,990 was collected from the cops.
By Arvind Chauhan”