Unfortunately, the image of a policeman in India is so low that it can be best described in the dialogue from the 2001 movie ‘Indian’ where Sunny Deol says, “Gundon se zyada acchi image nahin hai hai humari.” (Our image is not better than that of goons.) In that dialogue, Deol explains why people respect the armed forces but do not respect the police force.
Fortunately, there are policemen who do their duty so diligently that that dialogue might soon become anachronistic.
One such policeman is Rakesh Kumar, a Haryana Police cop posted in Sonipat.
Facebook user Vishnu Vardhan shared Kumar’s inspiring story.
A heavy downpour had brought traffic (and life) to a standstill in and around Sonipat, but Kumar braved it all just for the call of duty.
De pointed out that Kumar was not wearing his shoes while doing his duty for a reason that underlines the sorry conditions our cops meet while doing their job.
Quoting De, Vardhan’s post reads, “When i asked him why you are not wearing shoes he said ‘Sir tomorrow also i have to perform my duty and i have only one pair of shoes’.” (sic)
And that he is standing all wet without a raincoat just to ensure that the traffic moves along smoothly is a deed we must applaud.
Kumar is proof that there are inspiring cops among us too. It is because of cops like Kumar that we have not lost faith in the police force.