Gzb SSP asks subordinates to take CM’s remarks positively
Days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal used the slang ‘thulla’ for Delhi Police personnel, Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent (SSP) of Police Dharmendra Singh on Tuesday shot out a letter to his subordinates in the district, asking them to not be perturbed by the remarks and address each other by the same term.
“I request all of you to consider the shameful remark as your strength and reply to it by continuing with the good work. Don’t be wary of the word ‘thulla’; rather address each other using the same word to register your protest against the remark,” the SSP said. “The word has also hurt our sentiments, being policemen. Police is an organisation which cannot express dissatisfaction by staging protests or dharna. So, we have asked our men not to feel discouraged, but address each other with the term ‘thulla’. “We told them to take the word in their stride and not feel let down,” added Singh.
Police officers are protesting against Delhi Chief Minister for calling them ‘thulla’. Two retired policemen from Delhi have even filed a case seeking action against him. The Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi later clarified that since it is a non-cognisable offence, no case has been registered against Kejriwal.