Published On: Thu, Apr 16th, 2020

Duty comes first for brave-heart cops in war against coronavirus

Ahmedabad: At a time when people are staying at home to protect themselves from coronavirus, some brave-heart police personnel are winning accolades for giving priority to duty and keeping their personal issues and safety aside.

Gujarat Police Sub-Inspector P K Jadav

Showering praises, some social media users have termed these policemen as ‘Corona Warriors’.

One such ‘corona warrior’ is Dahod’s police Sub-Inspector P K Jadav, whose elder brother died in Ahmedabad recently. Instead of taking leave, Jadav went to work after completing the last rites of his brother.

Taking note of his dedication for work, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called on Jadav to praise him, the state police tweeted.

Another gutsy personnel is constable Indravijaysinh Rehvar, posted at Gambhoi police station in Sabarkantha.

“Despite suffering from fracture on one arm, Rehvar, who was assigned the task of patrolling in a PCR van, resumed duty after getting his broken arm plastered. We appreciate his dedication for service,” Sabarkantha Superintendent of Police Chaitanya Mandlik said.

In Morbi district, constable Vipul Fultariya refused to take leave even after getting the news of being blessed with a baby girl.

“Instead, he went home, showered his love on his new born daughter and came back to resume his duty,” Gujarat Police said in a tweet.

In Bhuj town of Kutch district, woman constable Alka Desai has been doing her duty carrying her two-year-old daughter along with her.

Since her husband is also a police constable, there is no one at home to take care of the child.

“I have joined the police force to serve the nation. I can’t take leave when the nation needs me the most. At the same time, I am also a mother. So I have decided to carry on my duty with my daughter along,” Desai said.

After the authorities learnt about her dedication, she was assigned duty close to a police station where she can keep her daughter.

Another ‘corona warrior’ is Jyoti Parikh, working as constable with Raopura police of Vadodara city.

Despite getting stitches on her forehead following an accident, she decided to resume her duty “in service of the nation”, the Gujarat Police said in a tweet.


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