A beautiful and thought provoking letter written by Mr. Sikandar Ahmed has humorously delineated the reality on the ground for the useless expenditures of our police forces (DMP's High Tech Toy: September 2, 2009). Lot of public money is mindlessly misused while we could have provided that huge money for some other important purposes. While the police force is decrying the shortage of their transports, their officers are enjoying the most luxurious and expensive Jeeps. Have a look at the SPs of the district level who are merely a Senior Assistant Secretary level civil servant. They all are riding latest and most expensive Pajero Jeeps. The DIGs are Deputy Secretary level officers. They are enjoying the 4200 CC Nissan or Jeeps of other makes, which are very much dissimilar to other field level officers.
I am not envious of their facilities but at the same time I would like to get its equivalent services from them, which is miserably absent indeed.
In the name of modernising the police force, we cannot spend the poor people's money indiscriminately and worthlessly.