25 - 01 - 2020

Police Week: President’s colour recepientTripura police makes major flaws

Agartala, June 10,2019: Experience counts most, it’s proved again.Every year on first week of January, Tripura police celebrates “police week” every year on first   week of January.  This year also police week celebration was inaugurated yesterday by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in Shaeed Manoranjan Debbarma stadium in A D Nagar police line.

Tripura police recipient of President’s colour on the inauguration of police week made some major flaws. Its insult to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds the home department portfolio, besides lowering the head of state police in the country with shame.  

In police week celebration, the first day is the most attractive and important one. On first day, all wings of Tripura police performs parade, awards are given in different categories for best performance. As per the convention, the Chief Minister who holds the portfolio of home department remains present as chief guest and takes the salute of different parade contingent. Before taking the salute, the chief guest inspects the parade contingent by a vehicle. Probably, for the first time in the history of police week  a major flaw was done.

The inspection vehicle carrying Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and in – charge DG Rajiv Singh passed behind a police officer is the first major flaw. The parade commander is carrying open sword in inspection vehicle, it should be in scabbard and mike is visible.   

Speaking the importance of parade ceremony , a retired senior  police officer  unwilling to be named said, “ Parade ceremony is a matter of pride and dignity for any force. In it lies the honour of the state and its head. That’s why rehearsal of the ceremony begins at least weeks back, so that the ceremony is conducted without any flaws”

Pointing out the flaws, in the yesterday ceremony, the officer said,” The major flaw noticed is the inspection vehicle carrying the Hon’ble CM can never go behind the police officer standing  in the picture. It’ s serious breach of parade ceremony, it’s insult to the chief guest. This flaw cannot be accepted  from Tripura police who is also recipient of President’s colour. ”

It is mentionable here that, the DGP of state police who is retiring on Jan 31 is on leave for last months. Rajiv Singh ADGP (1993 batch IPS) is given the charge of DGP overlooking two two senior  IPS officer posted in the state. One is  V S Yadav ( 1987 batch) and Joydeep Nayak ( 1991 batch).  Few days back , V S Yadav an experienced and decorated IPS  was posted in Civil Secretariat as principal secretary of lesser important department OBC development corporation from Director of Fire Department. Probably, for  first time in state history, a senior IPS officer got posted in civil administration that also of a  low profile department.