New Delhi, April 6: Police personnel of the MLP battalion posted in Wazirabad in Delhi are set to suffer even further after a heavy storm destroyed the makeshift camp of the policemen today.
According to information received, the incident at Delhi took place this evening at about 6:30 pm when the capital experienced relatively strong winds and rains leading to most of the camp being blown off. More than 70 police personnel were based in the makeshift camps which had bamboo poles for support.
The pathetic living conditions of the men in uniform came t light earlier in the year 2016 after the camp was flooded with water with most of the policemen having to use their bed to save goods that they needed. The exposure of the pathetic conditions led to an expectation that things would change however according to ground reports from sources, the situation has remained the same.
“The camps are made of camouflage cloth supported by bamboos and given the wind conditions and the rain, were not expected to last. The policemen are highly neglected and its pathetic the way they treat them. Everyone thinks that its Delhi and they must be living a life of luxury, but the situation here is 10 times worse than in Meghalaya,” said a highly placed source who wanted to stay anonymous.
“As a former resident, I can vouch for the fact that the state of quarters in Meghalaya, however pathetic, is still better than those in Delhi. It is a nightmare for policemen going on deputation there,” said a policeman who earlier was in Delhi during the timing of flooding of their camp.
“Why did the officers posted there not take the initiative of bettering the living conditions of their subordinates? They are the main culprits in this whole thing and need to be taken to task for the sheer negligence,” said Achik Youth Council (AYC) member, Maxbirth G Momin upon hearing the news.
“It seems more like a slum than quarters keeping policemen. How are they surviving in the winter during the extreme cold? This is beyond comprehension that people are being treated this way and too those that are meant to maintain law and order,” added Momin.