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'I want to write about my experiences someday'

I want to write about my experiences someday
Sanjay Kumar Jain, DCP (Crime & Railways) since May 2012.


CN: Why did you take up a police job?

SKJ: I like it. The job has challenges with diversity. We are attached to the whole society and get a chance to interact with the public and help them.

CN: If you had not joined the police force...

SKJ: I might be working in the corporate sector as a Chartered Accountant.

CN: Do you want your children to join the police?

SKJ: I don't have any children yet.

CN: Have you ever felt like leaving the job?

SKJ: Never. In fact I am proud to be in this job.

CN: How do you deal with criminals?

SKJ: As per the law, we have to follow the normal investigation procedure. To deal with criminals, we have come up with a scheme of reformation called the Youth Leadership Training Programme (YLTA). It's a one week programme that brings positive attitude in criminals.

CN: How do you treat your juniors?

SKJ: I personally motivate my juniors as in future they are going to lead. I guide and monitor them at every point. Facilities are given to them like the Sampark Sabha, where they can express their views.

CN: How do you handle multiple cases?

SKJ: Being a cop takes multitasking. If proper assigning of work is done then it is easy to handle multiple cases and get positive results.

CN: Most interesting case that you have cracked?

SKJ: A journalist from Uttar Pradesh was murdered in the Welcome area in northeast Delhi. We didn't have clue as to why he was murdered. We solved the case after investigating for two days. We came to know that it was a murder of gain. Robbery was the main reason. The accused was given wrong information that the journalist was carrying huge amounts of cash. Since a journalist was murdered, we were under a lot of pressure by the media. That is why this case came to the limelight.

CN: Some good and bad memories from work that you would like to share?

SKJ: Among good memories is that everyday we get a chance to help people. However, I don't have any bad memories yet.

CN: What are your views on the safety of women in Delhi?

SKJ: Women should know self defence. They should join the Delhi Police training group that will teach them judo and karate. We have deputed constables at various bus shelters, outside schools and colleges to stop eve teasing.

CN: Any personal initiatives you have undertaken for safety of women?

SKJ: We have coordinated with NGOs that build confidence in women and teach then self-defence techniques. In slum areas, we do nukkar nataks.

CN: How do you handle stress?

SKJ: I stay positive all the time. I listen to soothing music and sometimes opt for yoga.

CN: Do you make personal notes? If yes, are you planning to write an autobiography?

SKJ: Every day I jot down points. In future if I get time I would love to write a book that could help my juniors to manage things the way I do.

CN: Does working in the capital add any pressure?

SKJ: Not actually. But yes, we have lot of media pressure on us.

CN: What do you want to say about corruption in police?

SKJ: Yes, it exists. Those police officers who don't take this job as social service usually indulge in corruption. They are dissatisfied with their income. They want to earn as much as their friends and relatives are earning in corporate sectors.

CN: What are the changes that you would like to bring in the police force?


SKJ: The ambience of the police stations should be good enough so that the police officers feel attached to their work place. The odd duty hours must be managed.


QUICK FACTS
  • Family: Two brothers, two sisters, wife (an advocate in Delhi High Court)
  • Home Town: Delhi
  • Hangout place: Home
  • Likes to eat: Vegetarian
  • Hobbies: Reading books, magazines; playing badminton
  • Favorite Movies: Satte Pe Satta
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