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Bihar policemen under fire for wearing khadi

Bihar policemen under fire for wearing khadi

The DCP thinks it doesn't suit them to enter seniors offices wearing khadi.

Patna: Hundreds of members of two police associations in Bihar have got into trouble over wearing khadi instead of their uniform.

The police headquarters is now planning to set up a committee which will decide whether policemen should be allowed to wear khadi instead of their uniform.

The state's Director General of Police (DGP) Anand Shankar said on Tuesday a committee would decide on uniform issues in the state.

"The members of associations have to wear uniforms if the committee recommends it," Shankar said.

Last week he had 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?" Shankar questioned.

"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.

first published:August 25, 2009, 12:47 IST