Duty comes first for braveheart cops in war against COVID-19

Ahmedabad, Apr 16 () At a time when people arestaying at home to protect themselves from coronavirus, somebraveheart police personnel are winning accolades for givingpriority to duty and keeping their personal issues and safetyaside.

Showering praises, some social media users have termedthese policemen as 'Corona Warriors'.

One such 'corona warrior' is Dahod's police sub-inspector P K Jadav, whose elder brother died in Ahmedabadrecently. Instead of taking leave, Jadav went to work aftercompleting the last rites of his brother.

Taking note of his dedication for work, Gujarat ChiefMinister Vijay Rupani called on Jadav to praise him, the statepolice tweeted.
Another gutsy personnel is constable IndravijaysinhRehvar, posted at Gambhoi police station in Sabarkantha.

"Despite suffering from fracture on one arm, Rehvar,who was assigned the task of patrolling in a PCR van, resumedduty after getting his broken arm plastered. We appreciate hisdedication for service," Sabarkantha Superintendent of PoliceChaitanya Mandlik said.

In Morbi district, constable Vipul Fultariya refusedto take leave even after getting the news of being blessedwith a baby girl.

"Instead, he went home, showered his love on his newborn daughter and came back to resume his duty," GujaratPolice said in a tweet.

In Bhuj town of Kutch district, woman constable AlkaDesai has been doing her duty carrying her two-year-olddaughter along with her.Since her husband is also a police constable, there isno one at home to take care of the child.

"I have joined the police force to serve the nation.I can't take leave when the nation needs me the most. At thesame time, I am also a mother. So I have decided to carry onmy duty with my daughter along," Desai said.

After the authorities learnt about her dedication, shewas assigned duty close to a police station where she can keepher daughter.

Another 'corona warrior' is Jyoti Parikh, working asconstable with Raopura police of Vadodara city.
Despite getting stitches on her forehead following anaccident, she decided to resume her duty "in service of thenation", the Gujarat Police said in a tweet. PJT PDGK GK

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