A sub-inspector in police who rose to become city superintendent of police (CSP) in Jabalpur announced donating as much as Rs 25 at the time of his retirement for welfare of children of policemen.
Cop Anil Vaidya retired at Jabalpur and his announcement came at the function organised at the police lines to felicitate him on his retirement.
Instead of choosing to save the entire amount for his old age Vaidya decided to donate the amount of his provident fund and gratuity he is supposed to get after his retirement.
Anil Vaidya was appointed as sub inspector in the MP police and retired from the post of city superintendent of police on November 30, 2015.
Vaidya is the first police officer in the state who on retirement announced to donate such a large sum of money for welfare of children of policeman, said police officials.
In his 36 year long service in the MP police, Vaidya was posted at various places including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Chhindwara and naxal affected Balaghat. He also worked in the state’s anti terrorist squad (ATS).
“I got an opportunity to work with Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare too”, Vaidya told this newspaper.
Karkare was killed in Mumbai terrorist attack in the year 2008.
Vaidya has to his credit the longest tenure as the superintendent of police of Kotwali area of Jabalpur for four years and filing the chargsheet in a rape case within three days of the incident in January 2013.
The police have a central welfare fund for which one has to deposit the amount in the superintendent of police (SP) office.
Appreciating Vaidya’S gesture, Jabalpur superintendent of police Dr Ashish said, “Vaidya can deposit fundS directly in the central welfare fund. For the local welfare fund, one has to take permission from the police headquarters.”