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Mumbai cops skip shooting practice

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Spartacus+, Feb 26, 2011.

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  1. Spartacus+

    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    MUMBAI: In a city where crime is big and terrorists love to strike, the police force seems to have taken a dislike to target practice. In the last couple of months, only a handful of personnel have been reporting to the firing range at Ghatkopar every day to train.

    The attendance records are so abysmal that Mumbai police commissioner Sanjeev Dayal had to recently issue stern notices to the 90 police stations across the city as well as other branches like the crime branch forcing them to ensure that all personnel clock the annual requisite time-slot of just 20 minutes (once a year) at the firing range. Even encounter specialists were pulled up for not training regularly.

    The course is not even very demanding: according to Bombay police service rules, it is mandatory for every policeman to practise long-range (using rifles) and short-range (revolvers and pistols) shooting at the Ghatkopar and Naigaum firing ranges at least for one day in the whole year. In fact, critics say the training should be more rigorous, as currently, a policeman has to put in only 20 minutes of practice for the year. But going by the police chief's admonition, it appears that few cops bother to hone their skills.

    Incidentally, in the aftermath of 26/11, cops would drop in at the training ground in droves, with more than 50 to 80 personnel reporting for practice every day. The numbers began to dwindle at the start of 2010. For instance, TOI has learned that on July 26, only nine policemen reported for target practice at Ghatkopar. The following day, the attendance was two. Sources say it's a similar scene at Naigaum.

    Mumbai cops skip shooting practice - The Times of India
     
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    well Mr. Scofield you not need to post this type of nonsense thread. our indian situation is totally different with Pakistan. you can claim our indian police has world war II type weapon but reality is that we don't need modern weapon because our police men rarely use there weapon , i know some police man who never fire a single bullet in their entire service bcoz we indian have no terrorism problem just like pakistan. i listen AK-47 is allowed in tribal area of pakistan and use by most of the pakistani but i am damn sure only 50% indian see AK-47 in there life, forget to touch it or use it. BTW in some areas where naxalite create problem, there our police man has much better and modern weapon than your pakistan.
     
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    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Don't talk like that. He is posting something that new is reporting. He has every right to post this news. Don't shoot the messenger. There is a problem in our police departments and that's what this article merely highlights. Its barely 2 years since the massacre and already cops are feeling lazy and feel 'चलता है". This is shameful and must be condemned rather than attempting to silence the messenger.
     
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    Sorry if my post is hurt anyone but Mr.Scofield+ is intently posting anti indian thread. Red his following post:

    and then he created new thread:

    http://www.indiandefence.com/forums/f31/dalit-untouchables-4702/


    that's why answered like that.
     
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    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    And he is posting it from Indian sources... which means there are problems that are existing in these reports. Even if we take the glamorizing attitude of yellow media TOI, we need to still understand that the problem at some level of intensity exists. There's nothing wrong in him posting and to simply shoot the messenger is wrong.
     
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