Manholes are nowadays a cause of concern for the citizens in the city. There have been a lot of cases where people are seen falling into the manhole or a vehicle is stuck in it, causing a direct threat to the public. Blindfolded Government has pretended to be unaware of the situations and have hardly shown any responsibilities towards it.
However, an incident came into limelight, when a police constable was reportedly seen covering a manhole instead of waiting for civic personnel to do the job. His efforts went viral on Monday morning, earning him a lot of praise and appreciations from all over the state.
The Call of Duty
This incident occurred on Sunday night, where a police constable named Girish M was driving his police jeep on the 18th cross in HSR Layout’s sector 3. While he was passing by, an open manhole caught his attention. He saw a woman and her daughter walking very close to the manhole which was very dangerous.
He immediately stopped his jeep and picked up a big stone lying nearby and managed to cover the manhole all by himself. Meanwhile, a passerby saw him doing that and took the photographs and posted in social media.
18th cross, hsr 3rd sector ಮ್ಯಾನ್ ಹೋಲ್ ಮುಚ್ಚಳ ಬಾಯಿತೆರೆದು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಗಿ ಬರುತಿದ್ದ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಅನಾನುಕೂಲ ವಾಗುತಿದ್ದು, ಗಸ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಅದನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚಿದ್ದು ಆ ಪೋಟೋ ವನ್ನು ನಾಗರೀಕರು ನನಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪೋಲಿಸ್ ರ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು ಎಂದರು "ಶಹಬ್ಬಾಶ್ ಗಿರೀಶ್"@DCPSEBCP @BlrCityPolice pic.twitter.com/LPas3x2qAi
— HSR LAYOUT BCP (@hsrlayoutps) July 7, 2019
The viral picture
By Monday morning, the photo went viral and earned appreciation from senior officers, including deputy commissioners of police Isha Pant. On asking about the incident, Girish told, “people should also be aware of the public hazard. They should come forward without waiting for civic authorities and do the work.”
“Recently, a constable’s minor daughter died of burn injuries. I read the news and was deeply moved. Since then, have been attending to all such issues,” he said.
Twitter praised the 32-year-old
Salute to you Mr. Girish for your good job. But somehow feel that this is not your duty. BBMP is very slow in their duties. These days BTP has picked up the pace. BBMP to open up their eyes to see and ears to hear for better use of their working hours. Please gear up BBMP.
— Babu Vittal (@BabuVittal1) July 8, 2019
@hsrlayoutps Raghvendra sir, Police team is doing good, instead of doing their police job they are taking care of BBMP and PWD work also that is not correct and right.
— BharadwajMM (@BharadwajMM1) July 8, 2019
You do your job we appreciate but the one who has to do ignore it
a salute for your effort
Has GOK providing proper mask & preventive health package for traffic police sir ?
— Nation first (@vasudevchavan) July 7, 2019
Hatts off to over Karnataka police.
— ಕಲಾವತಿ?❤️???(ಲತಾ ಶಿವಕುಮಾರ್ ✍️.) (@kalavati190477) July 8, 2019
Good job Blr police. This again shows complete failure of BBMP and our politicians are good for only dirty and low level politics.
— Srikanth Kamath (@srikanthskamath) July 7, 2019
Karnataka police great
— Indian citizen (@ckiran9) July 9, 2019
Good work by Police, shame on bbmp. BBMP ENGINEERS ALSO SHOULD MAKE AROUND THERE LIMITS. If something happened ro public because of this they should be penalised.
— True Face (@TrueFac94076566) July 8, 2019
Thanks.. this is next to my house..broken from last 6 months. What is bbmp doin? Shouldn’t a permanent fix come up?
— Pramodh (@pramodh_bhat) July 8, 2019
Great work and Dedication, but Saddened to see BBMP/BDA failure is putting extra pressure on your team
— Ravi Chandra (@RaviCDande) July 8, 2019