Police in the dock
With reference to Ex-cop gets death for custody killing (Dec 16), the Delhi Police has always been criticised for its obnoxious behaviour.india Updated: Dec 19, 2006 23:54 IST
With reference to Ex-cop gets death for custody killing (Dec 16), the Delhi Police has always been criticised for its obnoxious behaviour. Criminals are not scared of the police, but the innocent are. Entering a police station is a last resort even if a citizen is facing a genuine law and order problem. Thus, the punishment of ACP R.P. Tyagi by a sessions court for torturing a young man to death is timely and much-needed.
Kaushal Kumar, Delhi
Apropos of the editorial Crime and punishment (December 18), our police force is so shameless that no punishment, like that of retired policeman RP Tyagi, can bring any change in the system. A single instance of such punishment will have little impact. Remaining cases of custodial torture must be taken up by fast track courts. Only swift punishment will start any reform.
Ved Guliani, Hissar
Making clubs play
Arvind Kala makes an interesting point in Pitch for a club culture (December 15). The same logic can be extended to improve upon standards of hockey and football. We are inconsistent in all sports. Until and unless there is accountability of those in charge of sports, we will only lead in the number of scams.
Hari Prasad, Delhi
It is a national misfortune that Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are uncomfortable with each other. Instead of solving their conflict, they are being immature. The two make an excellent team. The authorities should help sort out their differences.
Shailesh Kumar, Bangalore
Sacrifice for happiness
This has reference to the editorial Bhutan’s success mantra (December 18). King Jigme Singye Wangchuk has abdicated power paving the way for parliamentary democracy from absolute monarchy. There is a lesson here for Nepal, as well as Indian politicians who are loathe to give up power to younger leaders.
N Nagarajan, via e-mail
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First Published: Dec 19, 2006 23:54 IST