|Ajay Devgan as Singham|
It’s a déjà vu of Ajay Devgan starred Bollywood blockbuster Singham. In Singham, the protagonist is all alone as most of his fellow police officers including his immediate seniors are in hand in glove with the political bigwigs who dictate a mafia raj. But in the end, as it always happens in idealistic Bollywood movies, better sense prevails among senior police officers, and they all unite to fight a corrupt politician.
|The Killer Tractor|
Unlike in Kashmir or Manipur, an IPS officer in Madhya Pradesh does not need to encounter highly trained AK-47 wielding rebels. A brave IPS officer, like Narendra Kumar, will expect to go out all alone, chase and stop a lorry or a tractor filled with illegal stones, and bring the culprits to book. But likes of Narendra Kumar are getting increasingly alienated across India. Even Manoj Gujjar, the driver of the killer tractor at Morena, probably judged that killing of a police officer could be passed as an accident.
The IPS community needs a few Singhams to change the conventional rule-books and take on a few dishonest but highly influential political heavyweights.
a) Inderjeet Singh, a 2010 batch Assam cadre IAS, has been transferred to Rajasthan cadre on the ground of marriage to Neha Giri, a 2010 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS.
Action and Appointments
a) Manoj Joshi, a 1989 batch Kerala cadre IAS, has been appointed as joint secretary in department of personnel and training (DoPT).