If you ever need convincing that honest, brave and dedicated police officers exist in the country, you only have to open Twitter. There are countless instances of law enforcement officials working for society’s betterment in addition to their regular duties. A Noida cop, for example, braved a burning house to retrieve two LPG gas cylinders that might have exploded otherwise. A traffic constable in Assam didn’t shun his post even amidst heavy rains, while another one from Mumbai saved a street dog from flood water.
According to The Times of India, a 32-year-old Bengaluru cop from HSR Layout station named Girish M noticed an open manhole while driving around the neighbourhood. Sensing that it was a hazard for passersby (especially small children), he quickly covered it up using a large stone.
18th cross, hsr 3rd sector ಮ್ಯಾನ್ ಹೋಲ್ ಮುಚ್ಚಳ ಬಾಯಿತೆರೆದು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಗಿ ಬರುತಿದ್ದ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಅನಾನುಕೂಲ ವಾಗುತಿದ್ದು, ಗಸ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಅದನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚಿದ್ದು ಆ ಪೋಟೋ ವನ್ನು ನಾಗರೀಕರು ನನಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪೋಲಿಸ್ ರ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು ಎಂದರು "ಶಹಬ್ಬಾಶ್ ಗಿರೀಶ್"@DCPSEBCP @BlrCityPolice pic.twitter.com/LPas3x2qAi
— HSR LAYOUT BCP (@hsrlayoutps) July 7, 2019
He was quoted saying,
“People should be aware of such hazards. I think we should not wait for civil agencies, but volunteer and tackle issues ourselves. Recently, a constable’s minor daughter died of burn injuries. I read the news and was deeply moved. Since then, I have been attending to all such issues.”
Isha Pant, Deputy Commissioner of Police, lauded his efforts saying,
“Girish saw the manhole and acted quickly. We shouldn’t wait for anyone. Girish acted like a responsible citizen.”
His keen presence of mind was applauded by everyone because his act will prevent accidents from happening in the future.
Do convey our deep appreciation for the commitment to society beyond the scope of his duties. May his tribe grow.
— B N S Ratnakar (@BNSRatnakar3) July 8, 2019
Good job Blr police. This again shows complete failure of BBMP and our politicians are good for only dirty and low level politics.
— Srikanth Kamath (@srikanthskamath) July 7, 2019
Good work by Police, shame on bbmp. BBMP ENGINEERS ALSO SHOULD MAKE AROUND THERE LIMITS. If something happened ro public because of this they should be penalised.
— True Face (@TrueFac94076566) July 8, 2019
Great work and Dedication, but Saddened to see BBMP/BDA failure is putting extra pressure on your team
— Ravi Chandra (@RaviCDande) July 8, 2019
— Imeandsea (@imeandsea) July 7, 2019
Good job👍 will save lives!
— Chinnappa (@Chinnappa9988) July 7, 2019
We hope that all of us can learn from his example and step up for the community instead of indulging in blame games that help no one.