Nagpur: Unlike previous times, this time the policemen who have come to the city from all over Maharashtra are being taken good care of by the Senior Police Officials of Nagpur Police.
Decent place for resting
Not only did they ensure that the policemen do not stay in tents. This time round the Senior Police Officials directed the Police Inspectors of every Police Station to use their goodwill and make arrangements in Schools, Sabhagruhas (Marriage Halls) or other places where large number of policemen could be accommodated. These places have good, clean toilets and bathrooms with proper water supply.
The mercury has suddenly taken a dip and the temperature from 8 pm onwards is very low. This residential arrangement has taken care of proper and warm place for rest to these policemen.
Firewood to keep warm
Realizing the dip in the mercury and the cold breeze that is blowing from late evening hours, the police administration has decided to provide fire-wood to the policemen on duty especially those policemen standing guard out in the open air. However the policemen find it difficult to find paper and other combustible substances to light the fire wood.
Good and decent food
This time the Police Department has made arrangements for a mobile food delivery system for the policemen on duty at the Vidhan Bhavan and other places where they have been deployed to maintain law and order and to keep at bay the protesters. The food includes 2 Sabjees (side-dish), Rice, 3 Rotis, Dal (lentin), Salad, Papad and Achar (Pickle). On December 7, 2015, the Sabjees include Soyabean Wadi and Alu Gobi. The food was packed in a plastic ready-to consume container which has divisions for each item and sealed with a plastic sheet to maintain the flavor.
Cops performing security duty at unhygienic places
What’s more some of the places where the cops are deployed to prevent people who are not having valid permissions and passes from entering near Vidhan Bhavan are a place where people had been urinating and defecating. One such place is near the compound wall of the Museum. Even after having the Board indicating that no one should defecate or urinate near the wall, the place is stinking with the stench of urine and feces.
By Samuel Gunasekharan
Pics by Vinay Nimgade