The popular impression about people who work in the public sector, especially the police force, is that they are an insensitive lot. But what happened with this stranger will change your attitude towards the police. Joyal Bindu was on his way back to Bengaluru after celebrating Onam in Kerala, when he was stopped at the toll gate on the Madurai bypass by a soft-spoken lady police constable of the Tamil Nadu police. After noticing his Karnataka registered vehicle, the lady constable told him that the force will escort him following the recent unrest over Cauvery water.
While Bindu thought that he will not be accompanied after they cross the Madurai bypass limits, the sincere police officials proved him wrong and escorted him to safety, into Tamil Nadu. What more, they did not even stop expecting a thank you or appreciation and left as soon as they felt Bindu and his family were safe.
As a token of appreciation and gratitude, he took to Facebook to share his experience.
Here is the text of his Facebook post.
“What happened today, I shall never ever forget. The incident has really touched me and my family with the exemplary display of chivalry, dedication, sincerity and security towards the general citizens by the #TamilNaduPolice
After my Onam holidays, I was travelling back to Bangalore. From Kollam, I stopped at the toll gate over Madurai bypass. A polite lady Police Constable of Tamil Nadu Police noticing my Karnataka registered car advised me to park aside and said that I shall be escorted by Police in the wake of recent #Cauvery unrest. For me, it didn’t make sense what she said. Escort a common citizen on the highway by the Police!!?? I parked aside; soon 2 more KA registered cars joined and the motorcade from Madurai started at 10:00am.
I was unsure how long/far this escorting by the Police is going to go on. I believed, once the Madurai bypass limits are crossed, we will be on our own. But No! A relay of at least 7-8 Police Cabs with personnel took over from various check-posts to usher us safely on the highway. From a convoy of 4 vehicles, we were in a total of 16 vehicles by the end of the day. As the sun started setting, I realised we started all this in the morning and the enthusiasm of the TN Police is still persistent only to ensure that we cross the TN State safely and enter Karnataka. Before I could stop by to thank the Policemen for ensuring our safety, the Pilot vehicle took a detour and faded into darkness with no expectation of goodwill or thanks letting us proceed with our journey towards Bangalore.
By 9:00pm we safely entered Bangalore city. A closely monitored and controlled police escort for common citizens for over a distance of 350+ kms! Oh goodness me, it should be a joke, but hell no! May God Bless them with more power and bless our country with such zealous people for law and order.”
This is his Facebook post.
His post sure has been winning people’s hearts on Facebook and at the time of posting, was shared around 12,500 times on Facebook.