The very brutal attack on Adv. Gajanan Sawant by the Porvorim Police is
deplorable and those  erring cops must not be spared the rod. It was a very
dark day for the rule of law as the law of the jungle prevailed. Law
enforcers must never be Law breakers, seriously damaging the Rule of Law
and eroding the trust that people should have in our Police force.

Such acts of improper behavior that we have been witnessing at all ranks
within a force that should have been disciplined, only demonstrates that
all is not well. There is a need to swiftly weed out with an iron hand the
rotten apples from within the Police establishment to ensure its much
needed credibility. Truthfulness must always be at the heart of policing
and is fundamental to the public having genuine confidence and trust in
their Police. Every Cop must be a dedicated public servant sworn to protect
public safety at all times, upholding the law and never dare breaching it.

Steps must be taken to ensure a much disciplined police force. But this may
be difficult to achieve as like all other government recruitment, many have
found their way into the Goa Police either through political patronage or
possibly by paying for the job. Integrity is the foundation of law
enforcement, and anyone failing to display integrity and honesty in their
dealings with others should never be part of any credible Police force at
any level.

The Mission Statement of Goa Police is to give people an efficient, law
abiding and responsive law enforcement machinery. There must be absolute
Zero Tolerance to any indiscipline and this discipline must flow down the

Our DGP Jaspal Singh must with a very heavy hand stem out the current
chronic and day to day political interference in the working of the Goa
Police. Only then can we hope to see a very professional police force and
the much needed good policing. This has been the mandate of the Supreme
Court while directing that the working of the Police should be free from
any and all political machinations. No one can be above the law!
Adv. Aires Rodrigues

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