Written byGogona Saikia
Talk about sincerity. Or bizarreness? A Meerut station house officer (SHO) has lodged a complaint against himself for having failed to prevent cow smuggling!
The incident apparently happened when Tyagi and his team reached a cow slaughterhouse in Chhatari, having received information about smuggling activities.
But the accused managed to escape.
Needless to say, two others accompanying Tyagi were also named in the complaint.
Describing what happened today, Tyagi said when they arrived in Chhatari, they found the accused at the spot. Clashes broke out as they tried to escape, and Tyagi and his men were eventually overpowered.
In the melee, the smugglers escaped.
"The beat constable hadn't filed a report and no timely action was taken. Therefore, I took responsibility of the incident," he said.
Meerut:Kharkhoda SHO Rajendra Tyagi filed complaint against himself others in General Diary at police station after incidents of cow smuggling took place in his jurisdiction.SHO says,'I had introduced a concept that cop will be responsible if action isn't taken against a crime' pic.twitter.com/D0wymMlc95— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 15, 2018
Tyagi is certain about his step. When he took charge of Kharkoda Police Station, "I had introduced a concept that cops will be responsible if action isn't taken," he said.
"If negligence is recorded for more than two times, action will be taken against him."
And he thinks his action will "help improve policing." "I believe this will encourage other officers to own up."
Before he had earned his own wrath, Tyagi had taken action against at least 25 others, including 19 constables who were caught taking bribes.
UP Police have often faced criticism for failing to control law and order in the state.
In such a situation, Tyagi's gesture undoubtedly sounds peculiar, but it serves as an example of justice and uprightness!
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