New Delhi, July 31: After years of using stock photos of commandos in its posters, the Delhi Police chose its one of its own commandos for its latest campaigns. Chiewelou Thele, a native of Nagaland, was chosen after Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik advised to use one of its personnel on its posters making an appeal to public to help the police to serve them better. Also Read - Delhi Adarsh Nagar Chain Snatching-Murder: Police Mulling Separate Snatching Law With Enhanced Punishment
Commenting on Thele’s selection, an officer of the Delhi Police said she was chosen as she was best trainee of her batch. “We chose her to represent the Delhi Police because she was the best trainee of her batch. She has performed well in all the areas during her training,” the officer said. This apart, diversity within the Delhi Police will be reflected in her selection. Also Read - 'Creating Toolkit Not an Offence': 5 Big Statements by Court as Disha Ravi Walks Out of Jail
Reacting to her selection, Thele said she had no idea about her selection. Surprised by the move, Thele said she started receiving many calls from her friends and relatives after they saw the poster. Also Read - Republic Day Violence: Delhi Court Sends Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu To 14-Day Judicial Custody
“I am a national-level archer and I used to think that competing in archery will make me famous, which never happened. However, my training in archery helped me a lot during rifle shooting. I had never even seen a rifle before joining the police force, but I am the best female shooter of my batch, and the credit goes to my archery training,” Thele was quoted by The Times of India as saying.
She further said, “The basics of archery and shooting are the same, and since I already knew how to hold a bow and arrow and how to focus, it helped me during my commando training. We have to go through different drills during our training, but shooting was something I looked forward to.”
Thele is currently posted in Seelampur.