Maharashtra director general of police (DGP) Pravin Dixit released former top cop Julio Ribeiro’s book ‘Bullet for Bullet’ here on Wednesday.
Addressing the gathering at the launch, Ribeiro, known for leading the Punjab Police during the peak of Sikh militancy, said he was re-releasing his book that was first published in 2000 because he wanted to reach out to the young generation in the police force and motivate them.
“Post retirement, I learnt that the attitude of government officials has changed... they have started thinking that they are the masters and forgotten that they are working to serve people, as a servant. I want to change this attitude of theirs,” Ribeiro said.
The former top cop said it was expected from a police officer to address people’s problems and help them get justice, but these days, it was seen that the police were not doing their work; on the contrary, they themselves were creating of problems. “I hope that my book, which describes my life as a police officer and the good and bad experiences as a cop in my 36 years of service, motivates more and more police officers in the years to come,” he said.
Several serving and retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officers were present on the occasion