Police jawans who are supposed to provide safety to the masses are not safe themselves. This is so because they are forced to live in buildings that are almost in ruins and may fall any time. Apart from this, water oozes out of the ceilings since there are cracks all over.
The jawans are scared to spend even a night in the ruins they are living in. The fear of roof falling on the head, water seeping in through the cracks, windows without glass, even without mesh forces the jawans to spend sleepless nights. To top it all, snakes and scorpions frequent the area making it even more difficult to lie down in peace.
Policemen from Dhanmandi, Hathipole and Ambamata police stations have complained that plaster from the ceiling keeps falling every now and then. Many policemen have been injured because of falling plaster. Fear of senior officers keeps them stay quiet. Many of these buildings in the police lines are more than 50 years old. Another shocking thing is that senior officers are living in well furnished AC rooms with all modern facilities. But a simple police jawan doesn’t even have a good room to sleep in. Even the wash rooms are in a bad condition. Condition of police line is worse than any government school. No budget is provided for the police department and whatever is done is only namesake.
Last budget allotted to the police stations for repair and maintenance was in 1997. After this no such plan was even heard of. In 1997 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat had passed a budget for the police stations which was used for repair in the entire region. Now, jawans are waiting for a miracle to happen or someone who can sponsor repair work so that they get to live in peace and without fear. It has been reported that a very low budget is issued which is not enough for carrying out all the tasks.
source : bhaskarnews