Saturday, June 7, 2014

Rambo vs Bambo

SSP Ramesh Kharel aka Rambo has decided to go on a month-long leave because he wants to spend some quality time with his family. Yes, even super heroes need a break or else they will go crazy and start speaking the truth in public and embarrassing their seniors and corrupt politicians.

I think it is a win-win situation for both our Rambo and our Home Mini-Sinister Bam Dev Baba, aka Bambo. The Election Commission has directed our government not to transfer Rambo until the by-elections is over but Rambo's holiday plans will at least help Bambo save face among his cadres. 

And Rambo will be getting away without any blot on his record. That means, his chances of heading the police force someday are still favorable.

Yes, Rambo did violate the chain of command but if he was just another police officer then he would have been demoted and transferred to a remote district. 

Rambo is a celebrity and that's what really pissed off Bambo.  If our Home Mini-Sinister wants to be a celebrity then he should be using the Zebra-crossings and overhead bridges instead of showing us his high-jump skills in the middle of Ratnapark.

Rambo  wants to be our IGP someday and send all mundrey gundas  to the slammer. And Bambo wants to be our Prime Monster someday and make our roads a paradise for jaywalkers.  But let us all hope that both of them will not be at the top at the same time or else we will see the same kind of 'war of the words' between the two. 

It would have been nice if a traffic cop had stopped Bambo and made him stand in the middle of the street for an hour while enlightening him about our country's traffic rules. 

But of course, our cops do not have the courage to stand up to the con-artists who are masquerading as leaders. After all, one cannot be an Ali Baba and fight the thieves in this land of ours.

We need more traffic cops on the street but Nepal Police seem to have neither the funds nor the human resources to keep up with the growing vehicle population in the capital. We should be at least thankful in some ways to the cows and calves who have volunteered to control traffic without any perks. 

Maybe, we should paint them blue and give them a cap as well. If it weren’t for our holy cows and calves, we would have had many speeding accidents in the capital.

The dress changed from the 'bora' color to blue but the way our cops act, think and speak have not changed since the Panchayati days.  Our clowns have turned Nepal Police into a private security firm to extort, abduct and torture the common folks. 

Nepal Police has a 30-year service rule that forces many competent cops into retirement.  If Nepal Army had such rules then we would probably be having a new Army Chief every six months.  

And  how can we expect our senior police officers to work without any political interference and be free of corruption when they are forced to pay big bucks to the mantri's personal assistant for promotion?

It's about time the government scrapped the 30-year-service rule and change the age of retirement from 58 to at least 60. We are losing many experienced and competent civil servants and this only helps our netas who can make money from recruitment, promotion and transfers of civil servants.

What Rambo said is true but maybe, he should have send his officers to video-tape the deals made by senior police officials with the mantri's assistants and posted it on YouTube.  Then, Bambo would have to either resign or keep on jaywalking all over Kathmandu. 

After all, our netas don’t resign on moral grounds because they have no morals. They believe that since they spent so many years in poverty, doing nothing but giving speeches, they should now be allowed to amass as much wealth as possible when in power.

We have 8 AIGs who really don't have much to do. Then we have more than 32 DIGs who are now heading departments that were headed by SPs a decade ago.  By 2020, don't be surprised if you see a DIG heading a police beat in the city because our netas will not stop meddling and minting money by extorting our cops.

Our netas should follow the law of the land.  If they are found violating the law then they should at least pay the fine and spend a few hours in jail, drinking tea so that we would at least think the law was equal for everyone. But, our clowns have turned into the new 'Shree Tin' Sarkars. They have become our mini-Maharajas. 

Rambo should take a holiday with his family. Visit Malaysia because the Thais are not sure what to make of the military rule while Singapore is a little expensive. I think he should visit the rainforest in Malaysia with his family and see the Chimps because they are much smarter than our corrupt clowns.

1 comment:

  1. aigooo! no comments.
    too funny. such a good read, as always.