a few questions for the police leadership of this country – the members of the IPS. Which sections of the penal code and Criminal Procedure Code allow the police to enter kitchens of private citizens on information given by other private citizens? What if the complaint is found to be false? Who is responsible for what the ‘beef suspects’ and their families go through in the local communities? What about the hard fact of the police raids making them vulnerable to violence by politico-economically motivated cow vigilantes for life? How are police officials acting on politically motivated intelligence inputs and carrying out biryani raids punished in the event of their unsuccessful raids? Where are the laws and standard operating procedures to make the erring police officials accountable for their crimes?
NB - We owe thanks to this serving IPS officer for reminding citizens at large and his fellow officers in particular that gazetted officials of the GoI are not servants of the government of the day, nor obliged to act as promoters of any ideology. They are servants of the constitution, and if they disregard their oaths of office by bending the rules to suit the diktats of zealots they will be responsible for undermining the fundamental statutes of the Union of India. Keep that in mind, ladies and gentlemen. India is not the fiefdom of the Sangh Parivar. Thank you, Mr Rath. DS
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In the centre of the counter revolution stood the judiciary. Unlike administrative acts, which rest on considerations of convenience and expediency, judicial decisions rest on law, that is on right and wrong, and they always enjoy the limelight of publicity. Law is perhaps the most pernicious of all weapons in political struggles, precisely because of the halo that surrounds the concepts of right and justice.. Franz Neumann, Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism p 27