A police official from Bengaluru is getting a lot of praise online for going beyond the call of duty and covering an open manhole on his own to ensure the safety of commuters. When he spotted the open manhole, the constable decided not to wait till civic officials reached the spot, and used a big stone to cover it. Now, photos of the constable are going viral.
The constable was identified as Girish M from HSR Layout station and he was patrolling in a police vehicle on Sunday night when he spotted the open manhole. After seeing a woman and child walk by it, he decided to cover it.
Photos of him bulling the big boulder were shared online and it quickly gained a lot of attention, including that of Deputy Commissioner of Police Isha Pant.
18th cross, hsr 3rd sector ಮ್ಯಾನ್ ಹೋಲ್ ಮುಚ್ಚಳ ಬಾಯಿತೆರೆದು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಗಿ ಬರುತಿದ್ದ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಅನಾನುಕೂಲ ವಾಗುತಿದ್ದು, ಗಸ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಅದನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚಿದ್ದು ಆ ಪೋಟೋ ವನ್ನು ನಾಗರೀಕರು ನನಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪೋಲಿಸ್ ರ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು ಎಂದರು “ಶಹಬ್ಬಾಶ್ ಗಿರೀಶ್”@DCPSEBCP @BlrCityPolice pic.twitter.com/LPas3x2qAi
— HSR LAYOUT BCP (@hsrlayoutps) July 7, 2019
While most lauded the constable for his efforts, others wondered why the manhole was open in the first place and asked the civic body to take action quickly.
While this is a good deed. Why no FIR is booked against BBMP Contractors & people who steal/damage public property ? https://t.co/VW1DmmIuSU
— shekarsrikanteswaren (@Calling_Shekars) July 8, 2019
Good work by Police, shame on bbmp. BBMP ENGINEERS ALSO SHOULD MAKE AROUND THERE LIMITS. If something happened ro public because of this they should be penalised.
— True Face (@TrueFac94076566) July 8, 2019
— ಗೌಡರ ಗದ್ಲಾ (@SOZ2YijKvVkbD6h) July 8, 2019
Hatts off to over Karnataka police.
— ಕಲಾವತಿ 💛❤️ (@kalavati190477) July 8, 2019
Salute to you Mr. Girish for your good job. But somehow feel that this is not your duty. BBMP is very slow in their duties. These days BTP has picked up the pace. BBMP to open up their eyes to see and ears to hear for better use of their working hours. Please gear up BBMP.
— Babu Vittal (@BabuVittal1) July 8, 2019
You do your job we appreciate but the one who has to do ignore it
a salute for your effort
Has GOK providing proper mask & preventive health package for traffic police sir ?
— Nation first (@vasudevchavan) July 7, 2019
Good to know….There are still a few good men…
— Chowkidar Sharat (@sharkisharath) July 7, 2019
Good job Blr police. This again shows complete failure of BBMP and our politicians are good for only dirty and low level politics.
— Srikanth Kamath (@srikanthskamath) July 7, 2019