New Delhi, May 1: The Indian Police Foundation, which is tied to the central government, urged the citizens of the country through a tweet to “photograph policepersons breaking laws” and post it on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. The tweet also showed two policemen of Assistant Sub-Inspector rank speaking over the phone while riding a motorcycle. Also, the two policemen were riding without helmets on. Also Read - Neither Badminton Nor Tennis, Amol Gupte Reveals What Trolled Saina Poster Really Stands For
“#Brokenwindowswithin: The police fraternity should look in the mirror. These persons trivialise all your good work. Citizens should photograph policepersons breaking law and post them here. Transformation will happen only when citizens show their disapproval,” reads the tweet posted by the Indian Police Foundation on April 27. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Trolled For Sharing 'Plagiarised' Picture of 'Spring Acai Bowl', She Replies Back
The tweet was then re-tweeted by IPS officer D Roopa. She is currently Karnataka’s Inspector General of Police for Home Guards and Civil Defence and made headlines last year for exposing the privileges given to former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala during her incarceration in a Bengaluru jail in a disproportionate assets case.
It remains to be seen how many people actually expose policemen who break protocols. This vigilante approach might work out for the good.