The state government will train the police in Noida — known to be rude to general public and often mishandle cases involving women — in professional behaviour.
Following complaints of misbehaviour by policemen, the government will impart the training to Noida and Lucknow police. Mainly constables, head constables and sub-inspectors, who have direct interaction with the public would undergo this training.
Once the training is complete, a test will be conducted. Those who don’t clear it will undergo the training again. If it is found successful, the experiment will be extended across the state, state’s director general of police (DGP) AC Sharma has said.
Lucknow inspector general of police (IGP) Subhash Chandra will prepare a training module with the help of sociology and psychology experts. The course curriculum will comprise lectures on good behaviour by professors, journalists and politicians.
However, this is not the first time that Noida police will be given such training. In view of the Commonwealth Games in 2010, policemen were given training in good behaviour, English language and Yoga. Four aspects — behaviour, attitude, self management and self analysis — was taught.
But things apparently did not change much. In April, police arrested an eight-month pregnant woman. She was released after media raised the issue. In February, not only did the police delay registration of an FIR, they also disclosed a gangrape victim's identity and said she knew the victim and willingly had vodka with them.
Later policemen were caught on camera saying women invite rape. In 2008, police said Arushi's father murdered her when he saw the teen in an “objectionable position” with Hemraj, the domestic help.