April 06, 2020
Akhileshwar Singh Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)- Cuttack
Akhileshwar Singh(Cuttack cop shows chivalry in crisis), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)- Cuttack has shown a rare amalgam of calm and resilience to tackle wayward incidents during the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
Singh lamented that despite stern government orders in place, people are not complying. He(Cuttack cop shows chivalry in crisis) informed in one of his tweets that 1019 vehicles have been seized and detained in Cuttack Urban Police District for violation and they are now subject to criminal proceedings.
The DCP has appealed to the police to cooperate with the government notified guidelines and refrain from using vehicles for buying groceries and vegetables.
Singh(Cuttack cop shows chivalry in crisis) was in the thick of the action as recently as Sunday when locals in Cuttack’s Kesharpur locality pelted stones at police during the complete shutdown imposed in the city.
“Some people pelted stones at police while police personnel were patrolling the area during complete shutdown imposed in Cuttack till 8 pm. The case has been registered and attempts are being made to arrest those who indulged in this”, said Singh.
Upon receiving information about the congregation of people of a religious community, a police team rushed to the spot. However, upon reaching there, people started pelting stones. The police were constrained to use lathicharge to rein in the violent situation.
Singh though has exuded satisfaction that residents of Cuttack had fully backed the government enforced total shutdown.
“Except the three who were arrested and released on a PR bond, people largely cooperated with us to make the shutdown successful”, he said.
Around 100 police personnel including the DCP himself visited Buxibazar, Sutahat, Odia Bazar and Patapole areas of Cuttack.