Unfazed by the nationwide lockdown, a 22-year-police constable walked for nearly 20 hours during the 450-km journey from his hometown in Uttar Pradesh to Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh to join duty.
The Rajgarh police lauded constable Digvijay Sharma’s commitment towards work and advised him rest for a few days as his legs got sore muscles after travelling long hours on foot.
Talking to PTI on Monday, Sharma said he was on leave from March 16 to 23 to appear for his BA (Bachelor of Arts)
exams at Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. But, the exams got postponed due to the shut down.
“I contacted my boss – Pachor police station inspector – and told him that I want to join duty during these testing times. He advised me against it as there was no transport facility available,” he said.
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