150 years of Kolkata Police
Kolkata Police are the police forces protecting us from Terrors and many life threatening issues. Recently, the Kolkata Police completed their 150 years in service. But now it comes to be heard that as the day passes the Kolkata Police are getting worse rather than better. Recently, a law was passed in the Kolkata High Court on Tinted Windows saying that the Deep Tinted Windows will not be allowed to drive in the city as the terrorists can escape easily in these cars. Three days from after the law was passed, the police stopped checking and fining cars which were having deep tinted windows. The first two days around 200 cars were fined for tinted windows.
There are thousands of laws that the Kolkata Police don't follow and check.
Recently the law to not allow 15-year old or more cars, buses and auto rickshaw to drive around the city was passed. Many cars, buses were changed but when the Police went to impound auto rickshaw they were beaten away! Is this the way the Police are treated. The police should instead beat the auto-rickshaw driver and arrest them for trying and beating the Police!
Every morning when I go to play badminton in the morning at 6 on the AJC Bose Road-Fort William connector, I see buses going at over 80 km/h and then I was totally shocked to see that a Kolkata Police bus which was coming behind them that too was also driving over 80 km/h. The Police tell us to follow the traffic rules when they don't follow even one of them themselves. They don't stop before the "Stop Line", they don't stop for even one "Traffic Signal", they never follow the "Lane System" and they never follow the "Speed Limit".
We get innumerable reports that prisoners from the Alipore Jail are escaping more frequently with new styles of escaping starting from eating doctored snacks too digging their way out. The Police has to be more strict as more days go by, new weapons and new tactics.
Recently, it was heard that three policemen were killed by Maoists as they were drinking tea in a Maoists zone of Bengal. The Maoists killed the Policemen and took their AK-47 too, is this the way Police should do patrolling?
The Policemen totally lack exercise and formal training. Many of the policemen don't know how to shoot guns. Many of the sergeants are so fat that the uniform hardly fits.
But, nevertheless the Police does a fine job even after pointing out so many flaws in their system they always stay on duties on days like New Years Eve, Christmas, Independence Day, etc. But the only they need is a little more training and better administration in their system.