Adv. Aires Rodrigues has stated that the very brutal attack on Adv. Gajanan Sawant by the Porvorim Police was very deplorable and that those erring cops must not be allowed to go scot-free.
Lamenting that it was a very dark day for the rule of law as the law of the jungle prevailed, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that law enforcers must never be law breakers, seriously damaging the rule of law and eroding the trust that people should have in the Police force.
Pointing out that such acts of improper behavior that are being witnessed at all ranks within a force that should have been disciplined, only demonstrates that all is not well, Adv. Rodrigues has stressed on the need to swiftly weed out with an iron hand the rotten apples from within the Police establishment to ensure its much needed credibility.
Emphasizing that truthfulness must always be at the heart of policing and was fundamental to the public having genuine confidence and trust in their Police, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that every cop must be a dedicated public servant sworn to protect public safety at all times, upholding the law and never dare breaching it.
Demanding that steps must be taken to ensure a much disciplined police force, Adv. Rodrigues has however opined that this may be difficult to achieve as like all other government recruitment, many have found their way into the Goa Police either through political patronage or possibly by paying for the job.
Stating that integrity is the foundation of law enforcement and that anyone failing to display integrity and honesty in their dealings with others should never be part of any credible Police force at any level, Adv. Rodrigues has pointed out that the Mission Statement of Goa Police being to give people an efficient, law abiding and responsive law enforcement machinery that there must be absolute Zero Tolerance to any indiscipline and that discipline must flow down the ranks.
Calling upon DGP Jaspal Singh to stem out with a heavy hand the current chronic and day to day political interference in the working of the Goa Police to ensure a very professional police force and the much needed good policing, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that this has been the mandate of the Supreme Court while directing that the working of the Police should be free from any and all political machinations while no one can be above the law.