17 SRP GUARDS SLEEP AS COPS SNATCH RIFLES
Seventeen State Reserve Police (SRP) guards were found sleeping at the historic Durgadi Fort on Wednesday night when the police conducted a surprise check.
Even as the officers from Bazarpeth police station seized their rifles, the guards, oblivious to the entire check, continued sleeping in the vehicles. A departmental inquiry has been initiated against them.
“We conducted a checkup at Durgadi Fort at midnight and found all the 17 guards sleeping. They did not even wake up when we took away their rifles,” said an officer from Bazarpeth police station, who did not wish to be named.
The 17 SRP (State Reserve Police) guards were deployed at the fort following a high alert across the country.
On Wednesday late night, when the police took a round on the fort premises, they found the guards sleeping inside their vehicles. The police quietly took away their rifles and the guards came to known about the missing rifles only on Thursday morning when they woke up.
The rifles were sent to the guard room of the Bazarpeth police station. “We do regular checks at such places. We are carrying out a departmental inquiry against the guards and will take action,” said Dilip Suryavanshi, Senior police inspector of Bazarpeth police station.