Taare dikhte hain: UP DGP Javeed Ahmad after testing taser gun on himself

A Taser gun incapacitates the victim, making them immobile for a few seconds.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2016 10:29 am
uttar pradesh, up dgp, javeed ahmad, taser gun, up dgp taser gun, taser gun video, taser gun up dgp, india news DGP Javeed Ahmad lying on the floor after the taser test. (Screen grab)

Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad Sunday decided to brave the odds by testing a new brand of taser gun on himself. In a video tweeted by the IPS Association, Ahmad is seen being held by his colleagues while the gun, being tested for its efficiency, is administered. He screeches a little as the person administering it instructs his colleagues to make him lie on the ground immediately. He is then asked to relax and is helped up by the colleagues after a few seconds.

An electroshock weapon, a taser gun fires dart-like electrodes at the target. These electrodes induce temporary immobility by incapacitating neuromuscular functions, that is the reflexes, of the body. The gun is helpful in nabbing criminals.

As he is brought up in the video, Ahmad is seen smiling and cleaning his spectacles, hardly affected by the gun.

The DGP recounted his experience immediately after. “Taare dikhte hain (I saw stars),” he told his colleagues who ended up laughing at the comment. The person who administered the gun then pointed out that he couldn’t have run or done anything during that time.

He also told Times of India in an interview that he had to volunteer in order to lead by example. “Everyone present in the room was as human as I was; so there was no point in asking somebody else to do it,” he said.

The IPS Association hailed Ahmad on Twitter. “Kudos to @Uppolice DGP @javeeddgpup for taking taser shot on himself during a demo. Taser a non lethal electroshock,” said its official twitter handle.

Taser guns would be helpful in nabbing criminals because of its incapacitating function.

(with inputs from agencies)

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  1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
    Sep 5, 2016 at 9:12 am
    Kudos to Mr.Ahamad. Taser guns are not mob control device. It is meant for catching an individual offender. If someone is holding a knife and trying to harm someone, he can be momentarily immobilized so that the police can go and shackle him. If some ten or twenty people rush towards the police taser guns are of no use as only one of them can be immobilized. Only pellet shots or water cannons are effective unless one can use machine guns.
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      pundit
      Sep 5, 2016 at 5:29 am
      “Everyone present in the room was as human as I was; so there was no point in asking somebody else to do it,” ONE OF THE MOST ENDURING STATEMENT. Salute Sir!
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        VG
        Sep 5, 2016 at 5:17 am
        This is called Leading From Front...salute to Him.
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        1. Devisahai Meena
          Sep 5, 2016 at 10:18 am
          Are BJP and PDP-- Kumbhkarns?
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            Citizen
            Sep 5, 2016 at 11:00 am
            Brave guy. This could be used fearlessly against illegal criminal gorakshaks that the PM referred to.
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