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Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
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Secret Diary of Mumbai police commissioner

Rakesh Maria

My own Mumbai police force has an image of its own which is embarrassing to everyone in uniform.

Rakesh Maria
Illustration by Saahil
Rakesh Maria
outlookindia.com
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This diary has to be more hush-hush than normal ones.

For there are times when we are ashamed to call ourselves policemen. How on earth did the ‘Bombay’ police acquire the reputation of being next only to Scotland Yard? Who created this myth? We fondly think of the kind and gentle bobby holding the hand of a six-year-old schoolgirl or 65-year-old granny to help them cross the street. Are these images still valid?

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