There are black sheep in every profession and the police are no exception. They take the law into their own hands just because they are supported by thugs and corrupt politicians. The police possess vast powers, but they are supposed to be used for maintaining law and order and rendering assistance to the public, and not falsely implicating and arresting them like they did in the case of Arun Ferreira in May 2007 by falsely implicating and arresting him in a false case. Instances of attacks by the police on innocent citizens and misuse of power by them are reported in the media almost every day. I too have suffered at the hands of the police on account of no fault of mine. And when I went to the Police Commissioner’s office to lodge a complaint, they just wouldn’t entertain me or write down my complaint. It’s a shame on our police department.
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