I write this with great pleasure, as i do feel vindicated. I hope the player concerned realises what a league he has left behind. it is abso clear, MN Roy will have to GO as the DGP on May 31, when he retires.
2 days ago i was on way to Bhiwandi, when i went via Thane commissionerate’s office. The buzz was ‘Tklya’ is on his way out. That is the word used…abbreviation for a bald person in India -taklya. Roy is to go across for a meeting on May 29. At this talk the local constables too have been called. The police asked me, “so madam do you think he will go?” I like this question coz i’ve been waiting for this man to get out of the police force. NOT because i’ve taken him on, yes i have. But because he is a through corrupt, inefficient & abso dishonest policeman. In addition to carrying his northern feudal mentality. So i was all the more amused that Maharashtrian cops asked me what i thought.
Just last week i had gone over with few other female junior colleagues to meet the home secretary Chandra Iyengar. The minute i spoke of my favourite cop, Hassan Gafoor, she was a hen whose feathers were ruffled. She was emphatic, nasty, sarcastc & went onto say, “Gafoor is not on my radar…ok” “He is not my background, foreground…no one is talking of him, ok girls…” i want to laugh. Has she bit her tongue. Because i remembered this exact conversation at the Thane commissioner’s office. What has this lady got into? She along with her dear, ‘Shiva” for us commoners it means D Sivanandan, the commissioner of police…they with Roy had formed a conglomerate in the officers circle. Poor lady. As a woman i’m sympathetic that she lost out on the dominating, patriarchal male monopoly of IAS officers. She was denied the post of Chief Secretary. But this moron lady made her displeasure known reg Gafoor. Coz he had the balls to say that the 2 South Indian officers & 2 north Indian officers stayed put at their homes & cabins rather than step out on the night of terror attacks, 26/11, 2008.
She was their shield. She wanted to put Gafoor in a fix & had initiated a departmental inquiry & wanted to earnestly give an extension to her favourite ‘taklya.’ what went wrong then?? only they can answer. The police force is tainted. One joint commissioner is alleged to provided women & Rs 20 cr for a Mumbai posting. He was posted at a place near to mumbai where one minister has a stronghold. Well, he’s alleged to have eloped with a married lady despite both being formally married to other spouses…now that’s what a cop is for you in Maharashtra.
Taklya or as Roy is called…has already got into innumerable problems, legal, ego, corruption, protecting tainted officers & taking bribes to hush murders & cases. Well he hated some of us reporters because we’d ask questions about it, question his proximity to a political person- his godfather along with those of NCP; some gangsters too i’m told. He was the first ever CP who had to issue clarifications that he isn’t close to any political party or person.
Then his posting to the post of head of state police -TAINTED yet again. He was without any post for 6 months….was seen at every Page 3 party. One really has to be thick skinned to be like him. The former DGP of anti-corruption, Chakraberty took this man to court. He was then posted as DGP..he did all in his capacity to get an extenstion.
Now the Thane cops tell me, “Madam this meeting on 29th is vv imp.” Is it I ask…why? They had a smirk & said, “Because constables too have been called.” I had this huge frown, my anntenaes went up! Is it? so? Its good to sound dumb when wants the other person to say something….’Bcoz madam it means the DG is saying, tata, good bye… haha they laugh. I was like, ok…constables..ho hum…but why?? “Because he wants to talk to them, which the DG never does. He doesn’t go down to this level. TO motivate them, blah blah…madam this is his farewell talk.” I see…
so I spoke to few other senior cop friends & sources they were like, “Neeta he’s calling for farewells. He’s attending parties galore.” I was like what’s new? huh he & few others thrive on it…so they were like, “No there has been a circular for raising money for his final farewell by the police club.” The one at worli…i was like wow! There is some god. Finally after all his powers, all what he has done, the money he has, he can’t change his destiny. He will get NO extension, he has to LEAVE.
I strongly believe may 31st, is HISTORIC for mumbai & state police. We are truly embarking in a new environment, new league & new times. I am in favour of gafoor because he is honest. He is NOT tainted & gives an ant’s arse to anyone to tries to bribe him. He is my hero, someone i look upto & see that there is hope…i’m waiting for this hope in media & journalism too…let’s see…i wonder what will happen to Iyengar….what happens to the other 4 cops??
Also for the sake of 26/11 widows & their families i hope my cop friend Gafoor talks.. henceforth stands up for what he believes…i can only hope…may be this decision & new posting will motivate him.