Let me begin by quoting the UP Police DGP OP Singh -
"We are determined to punish and wean out such rogues in uniform who (make us) hang our heads in shame."
Brajesh Pathak, the state law minister, is reported as having said, "Let me also make it very clear, I am also seeing that distinguished cops are trying to cover up the matter."
In a statement, the Chief Minister said it wasn't an encounter. Other ministers from the UP cabinet were seen on national television condemning the incident. According to media reports, the Centre had raised the issue with the State Government. The CM has given the deceased's family 40lakhs and the widow a job, and a promise to provide for the education of the deceased's daughters. That is the highest sum of compensation, ever paid, by a Government.
The constables involved in the incident have been relieved from the police force.
Have all the respected dignitaries falsely accused the cops? Are they guilty of smirching the character of the accused policemen? Will you go on twitter to question them? Will, you have the courage to do so or is your bravado limited to forum posts.
You stated, "…is it correct to blame the policeman without knowing the incident?" Funny that you put that question because you go on to draw conclusions without knowing the facts. "They had a strong suspicion. They had a doubt." This angle has not yet come out in the reports. Why do you that which you question?
The accused constable was on live television giving statements, claiming his innocence. He was heard saying, he shot the man in self-defence… He also said, "maine goli mari nahin, goli galti sae chal gai." Two contradictory statements. Don't you know a lie, when you hear one?
Those who are familiar with the working of the police force know that the police don't walk around with loaded guns, with a bullet in the chamber. There are safety mechanisms in place. This is not the wild west, where you draw your gun and shoot. The gun should also have been in the holster. It takes time to pull it out, remove the safety lock, take aim and shoot.
The police are taught to disarm suspects or immobilise them. They are definitely not taught to shoot, to kill. The constable should have fired at the tyres, to prevent the suspect from getting away. But, he chose to kill him.
And what did he do after shooting – he ran away! He was so brave a few seconds ago, killing an unarmed man. A few seconds ago, he had a strong suspicion about the deceased. What happened to his sense of duty? Why did he not chase the car, that had crashed just 300 metres away, and take the suspect and his partner into custody? He ran because he was guilty of murder.
Can you share information on the well-defined Act and the corresponding Police Manual that give the police right to kill an unarmed man? Where can this manual be read?
Neeraj too has read this manual. Are the two of you suggesting that the State machinery has done the accused wrong, by kicking him out of service and arresting him for murder? How could that happen? If the manual exists then his arrest is wrong. Isn't it? Why is everyone who is somebody, in the Government, doing this to him or allowing this injustice to be carried out? Why hasn't someone shown them the manual and the clearly defined rules? Your disclosure makes them look bad. You don't have to worry about the smear campaign going on here. You have a bigger battle to fight, with all those who have contrived to smirch the constable's name. So, what are you going to do about it?
I like the way you twist things, from an encounter gone wrong to this. Do you not see the truth, or do you choose to be blind?
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak." -Michael Garrett Marino