Pulawama attack: Alert sounded in Gujarat but cops have no funds to buy fuel for patrolling

Ahmadabad: A high alert was sounded in Gujarat a day after the terror attack in Pulwama. The police launched intensive checking campaign. However, the police cannot work as required since they don’t have funds to buy petrol and diesel. Interestingly, Gujarat’s growth rate is 9.9 % but cops do not have money to purchase fuel.

State home department is not providing grant for petrol and diesel to the city police. It has also been ordered that only as much petrol and diesel should be given as is needed. Gujarat police do not have enough stock of fuel.

How to do patrolling without fuel

The superintendent of the office checking petrol and diesel availability for cops in Ahmadabad has issued a circular. It has said the fuel grants are not available with the city police. Grants will take time to come. The police are confused how to do patrolling without diesel and petrol.

It has been learnt that many police officers are spending from their pockets to buy petrol and diesel. If the government is careless in this direction, then how long will the police officers keep buying petrol and diesel?