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Bihar policemen under fire for wearing khadi


Patna : Hundreds of members of two police associations in Bihar, who are wearing khadi instead of their uniform, are in trouble. The police headquarters will set up a committee to decide whether policemen should be allowed to wear khadi instead of their uniform.

The state’s Director General of Police (DGP) Anand Shankar said Tuesday a committee would decide on uniform issues in the state. “The members of associations have to wear uniforms if the committee recommends it,” he said.

Last week Shankar asked policemen to wear their uniforms since they get an allowance of Rs.4,500 per annum for it.

“What is wrong in being asked to wear the uniform?” he said.

“You all are members of an uniformed force. It does not suit you to present yourself before senior police officials in their offices in khadi,” Shankar said.