Source: Aaj Tak Hindi Channel Telecast
BHOPAL, INDIA, August 29, 2001: The Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh, Sri S.C. Tripathi, has issued an order to have all the pictures of Gods and Goddesses removed from the police stations of Bhopal. In an interview given to Aaj Tak Channel, Tripathi said that some of the heads of police stations had the pictures of Gods and Goddesses in their rooms and were offering garlands to them everyday as they were worshipping them. This should not be done in a secular country, the DGP stated in the interview. In another order issued by the DGP, his own pictures are to be put in all the police stations. Officials are busy removing the pictures of Gods and Goddesses and hanging pictures of their DGP. BJP leader Krishnan Sarang, said in an interview to the channel that they will oppose the order vehemently.