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Attack On Adv. Gajanan Sawant Was An Assault On The Rule Of Law - By Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Dec 11, 2022
Attack On Adv. Gajanan Sawant Was An Assault On The Rule Of Law - By Aires Rodrigues
The very brutal attack on Adv. Gajanan Sawant by the Porvorim Police is deplorable and those erring cops must not be spared the rod. It was a very dark day for the rule of law as the law of the jungle prevailed. Law enforcers must never be Law breakers, seriously damaging the Rule of Law and eroding the trust that people should have in our Police force.
Such acts of improper behaviour that we have been witnessing at all ranks within a force that should have been disciplined, only demonstrates that all is not well. There is need to swiftly weed out with an iron hand the rotten apples from within the Police establishment to ensure its much needed credibility. Truthfulness must always be at the heart of policing and is fundamental to the public having genuine confidence and trust in their Police. Every Cop must be a dedicated public servant sworn to protect public safety at all times, upholding the law and never dare breaching it.
Steps must be taken to ensure a much-disciplined police force. But this may be difficult to achieve as like all other government recruitment, many have found their way into the Goa Police either through political patronage or possibly by paying for the job. Integrity is the foundation of law enforcement, and anyone failing to display integrity and honesty in their dealings with others should never be part of any credible Police force at any level. 
The Mission Statement of Goa Police is to give people an efficient, law abiding and responsive law enforcement machinery. There must be absolute Zero Tolerance to any indiscipline and this discipline must flow down the ranks.
Our DGP Jaspal Singh must with a very heavy hand stem out the current chronic and day to day political interference in the working of the Goa Police. Only then can we hope to see a very professional police force and the much-needed good policing. This has been the mandate of the Supreme Court while directing that the working of the Police should be free from any and all political machinations. No one can be above the law!

Comments (1)
Ignatius Dias/Agassaim
Monday - Dec 12, 2022
Aires bab, are you protecting your colleague? Adv. Sawant was defending a tenant who was not paying the rent nor vacating the flat. He is the one who pushed the cop first and then it was free for all.
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