Won’t shield rioters in uniform: Top cop
- All attempts being made to free soldier in Pakistan captivity: Rajnath Singh
- SC cancels Mohammad Shahabuddin's bail, orders police to take him into custody
- Congress and I stand by PM Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi on surgical strikes
- Bihar liquor ban: Patna HC strikes down govt's prohibition law, terms it 'illegal'
- LIVE: PM Modi calls second Cabinet Committee on Security meet
The director-general of Maharashtra Police told The Indian Express on Friday that the police would not shield their own if they were found to have participated in the Dhule riots of January 6.
"We don't want to shield anyone if a wrong has been committed. We have identified the accused and taken action. We need to remain committed to our professional values at all times," Dayal said.
The police chief said his force was largely professional, but "when there are aberrations, action is taken".
The Indian Express had on January 26 published stills from video showing policemen in uniform breaking open and looting a stall in Machhi Bazar during the riots, and wantonly pounding parked vehicles and water drums. The two-minute video also showed policemen trying to pull down a small pandal under which hawkers sit with their wares.
- The emergence of Akhilesh Yadav as a popular leader is an indicator of the same-old in the SP
- Poverty caused by expenditure on health has doubled in India in the past 15 years
- India’s aggressive response to Nawaz Sharif’s lies at the UN was a clear indicator of the things to come
- Let’s not allow debate about what it means to be Indian to be held hostage to jingoists and bigots
- People, policymakers can be led by subtly influencing their choice architecture
- Edit - Defining moment