The writer, a retired IPS officer, was Mumbai police commissioner, DGP Gujarat and DGP Punjab, and is a former Indian ambassador to Romania.
Devendra Fadnavis, a former CM, now leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, should not have breached a law that he himself as home minister enforced during his term in office.
It is a tragedy police leaders face: Subordinate rank officers who show an inclination for the fight are much in demand. Yet, if not supervised, they turn rogue very early in their career.
This is a fit case where the courts should intervene to ensure justice. If the charge of planting evidence is proved, then it is incumbent on the NIA to investigate and ascertain the identity of the culprit.
Vikas Dubey's life, and death, point to the undermining of the authority of state, politicisation of police force.
All stakeholders in the judicial process must sit across the table and take a decision to speed up the trials of rape and murder cases, at least. No encounters should be encouraged by the political leadership.
In my own tiny state of Goa, I am disillusioned by the fact that the BJP has induced 10 MLAs of the Congress party to crossover to their party in one fell swoop. If this is not unethical, I wonder what is.
Constant tall claims by BJP detract from the positives of the government
But having led Punjab Police in fight against terrorism, I can say that strong-arm tactics alone will not work
The dream of Indian-origin people in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Germany to have an independent state of Khalistan is however not shared by those they have left behind in the country where their forebears were born.
Movement on cases involving Sanatan Sanstha is welcome, must be taken forward
"Bhai Vaidya is dead. He was made of different stuff from the politicians of today and even the majority of politicians of his day," writes Julio Ribeiro.
Because police in India today are not expected to uphold the rule of law, but the rule of the party in power
KPS had an imposing physical presence; he was tall and handsome.
The minority may be forced to reconcile to being second-class citizens. But will the majority enjoy a better life if the rule of law is forsaken by those mandated to uphold it?
By brokering a face-saver for MNS, Devendra Fadnavis has shown himself as a CM afraid of a bully
Now PM must apply the same principle to all crime — including communal crime
Surviving officers of the 1953 batch of the Indian Police Service consider Raghuram Rajan as one of their own. When he was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank, we were overjoyed. When he appeared on television to explain his decisions, we listened intently. When his integrity was questioned by the BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, we […]
Karkare is not alive to defend himself against all the forces that have been unleashed against him in his absence
The Shah Banoo decision shocked the conscience of all liberal minded Indians. The Hindu right, of course, gained enormously.
Send Delhi’s nationalist lawyers to the Kashmir front to do some real soldiering.
He was the constable who became Salman Khan’s bodyguard. Mumbai Police must reflect on his story.
All of you who got to see the IAF Corporal, Mohd. Sartaj, on television Sunday evening are bound to be moved by his level-headed equanimity, courage under adversity and lack of any anger or ill-will despite being wronged, horribly wronged. Sartaj is the elder of the two sons of Mohd. Akhlaq who was lynched to […]
Rakesh Maria’s removal further undermines the morale of Mumbai Police.
I am surprised that he should not have expected the government to frown on his decision to prosecute the VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders of Bundi who had been arrested by him and charged for fermenting a communal riot in the town.
The courts must step in when governments persecute individuals like Setalvad.