Are you trying to saffronise police dept, Shivakumar asks officers

Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on Tuesday rapped Karnataka police officials and questioned them whether they are trying to saffronise the state police department. “Are you all set to saffronise the police department? We will not allow it under our government,” Shivakumar stated while addressing the meeting of high level police officers of Karnataka at the Conference Hall in Vidhana Soudha of Bengaluru. “We know how police officers came to the police station wearing saffron shawls in Mangaluru, Bijapur (Vijayapura), Bagalkot and insulted the department,” he said. “You should have come to this meeting wearing a saffron shawl,” Shivakumar taunted the police officers. If it was to be patriotism, then they should have come to work wearing the national flag. “We will not allow saffronisation of the police department,” Shivakumar reiterated. Imagine the level the police department would stoop down if an ADGP ranked officer is indulged in fabricating OMR sheets in the PSI recruitment scandal? Shivakumar questioned.