Published On: Wed, Dec 2nd, 2015

MLA salutes police officers

Patna: Ravi Jyoti Kumar, who defeated BJP stalwart Satyadeo Narain Arya in the recent polls, took his oath Tuesday in the Bihar Assembly as MLA, saluted police officers on the premises of Bihar legislature.

Former SHO in Police and  now JD (U) MLA Ravi Jyoti Kumar explained that old habits die hard.

Former SHO in Police and now JD (U) MLA Ravi Jyoti Kumar explained that old habits die hard.

The 42-year-old legislator, who had taken voluntary retirement just before the polls to contest from the Rajgir (reserved) constituency on the JD-U ticket, is yet to get the policeman in him out of his system.

When he ran into the SSP and the city SP on the premises of Bihar legislature while he was going to take his oath, he could not help saluting the officers who were his seniors in the police department till recently.

“It is a 21-year-old habit which will go away gradually,” he said nonchalantly when he was reminded by media persons about his new role as the people’s representative.

“I have spent so many years in the police department.”

Ravi, who was the station house officer of Nalanda police station before quitting the police service, had no qualms in admitting that he was yet to abandon the mindset of a policeman.

“It will take some time to get used to my new role,” he said.

However, he insisted that he would perform his job with full responsibility and not fight shy of raising people-centric issues.

A resident of Laheriasarai in Darbhanga district who had joined Bihar Police in 1994, Ravi believed that politics was more challenging than police service and his experience in his previous job would enable him to perform his role as a lawmaker in a better way.

He favoured setting up of a commission for recruitment of policemen, from constables to inspectors, in the state.
“The service conditions of the policemen should also be improved,” he added.

Inputs with the Mail Today

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