Fatehgunj police station ominous for city cops? | Vadodara News


Vadodara: Will the Fatehgunj police station see yet another remodelling of its building in the coming days?
After six cops posted in police were booked for custodial death of 62-year-old bedsheets seller on Monday, local cops recalled the days when this premises was considered unlucky. The then police inspector even changed his cabin’s location inside the police station six years ago.
In 2010, Fatehgunj police inspector, VS Manjariya was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) for accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe for settling a land dispute between two parties. In 2011 and 2012, policemen including three assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) posted there were victims of road accidents.
However, the cops got rattled when police inspector RS Dabhi died of heart attack when he was sitting in his cabin in February 2014. The inspector who was appointed soon after shifted the PI’s cabin to another location in the police station.
In fact, the entrance to the police station was also changed. Before 2014, entrance to the police station was on the left of the 15-year-old building. But it was shifted to the front and the old entrance is now used as a parking lot.
“Officials posted in Fatehgunj police station then felt that changing the direction of entry gate would help,” said V S Khair, police inspector, Fatehgunj.
Sources said that the new entrance was made as per ‘vaastu shastra’ to ward off ominous conditions for the cops posted there.
However, the custodial death of Sheikh Babu Nishar has again put spotlight on the Fatehgunj police station.
All the six accused cops including police inspector D B Gohil are on the run after Nishar died in the police station on December 10, 2019 while being questioned in a theft case.
When asked if he plans to make any changes to the interiors to bring some luck, Khair said, “For us cops, our duty is important and every police station is the same.”



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