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‘Patience is key ingredient of police strategy’

DNMUM404640 | 1/4/2018 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :221


Patience, it seems, was the key in the state administration’s strategy to deal with the situation during the Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday. The government took a conscious decision not to resort to lathi charge or fire teargas or bullets to avoid the situation blowing out of proportion, sources said.
A senior official with the state home department denied charges made by political parties and NGOs of police inaction to prevent violence during the day long shutdown today.
“A mountain of patience and restraint was shown by the police. It was necessary considering repercussions of any police action which may have resulted in a major law and problem,” he told DNA.
“Therefore, police personnel were deployed on the roads
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