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Old 12th January 2016, 19:57   #271
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Kerala police at it again.

Always a few steps ahead of the infrastructure in the state, the police department has just bought the fastest car under 10 lakhs to drive on the roads that are from the last century..

135 white Figo Aspire TDCi.
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Telangana has Innovas in Hyderabad commissionerate, Scorpios as Interceptors in Cyberabad commissionerate, and district PSs have Sumos as regular vehicle and Wingers as Interceptors
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Goan "police" often come slipper-clad and have a way of intimidating people and extorting money for "offenses" like walking on the beach after 10 pm.
Have you reported this incident?

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Especially if you are young, your Hindi/ Marathi is poor and your car has KL plates. Lesson learnt: Do not carry more than a few hundred bucks in your wallet. And not least because of pickpockets.
Hindi and Marathi are not the languages of Goa, so I doubt that would be of any consequence. Knowledge of Konkani would however be advantageous when dealing with Cops. However if you can speak to them in English and explain things in a civilised way they should let you off. I don't think KL plates are targeted. They stop all vehicles with outside plates but if you have all paperwork in order and don't have alcohol in the vehicle they let you off without issue. If you have women and children in the car they most probably won't even bother stopping you. They do tend to target MH and KA plates but this is due the the people from border areas who drive in just to drink. Next time you are pulled up by cops try speaking in English.

Coming back to the main topic, Goa Police currently use Sumo's, Gypsy's and recently they got a fleet of Scorpios. Will post some photos once I get a chance to click.

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Kerala police at it again.

Always a few steps ahead of the infrastructure in the state, the police department has just bought the fastest car under 10 lakhs to drive on the roads that are from the last century..

135 white Figo Aspire TDCi.
Wow this is news.

Could you share some pics of the same. !!
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Kerala police at it again.

Always a few steps ahead of the infrastructure in the state, the police department has just bought the fastest car under 10 lakhs to drive on the roads that are from the last century..

135 white Figo Aspire TDCi.
Are you sure it is Kerala Police? Muthoot Group yesterday rolled out their new Emergency Response Team (ERT) for their Security Services division with 133 Ford Figo Aspire cars. News Link here

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The company that was earlier using the security system for its own branches in South India has now announced a national roll out, launching a fleet of 133 vehicles in a bid to enter the Rs 20,000 crore private security business in the country.
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Have you reported this incident?
They do tend to target MH and KA plates but this is due the the people from border areas who drive in just to drink.
You just replied to a 4 year old post.

Nevertheless, my recent experience says, on the way out, they stop almost all GJ registered vehicles to check for alcohol, and also most of the cars with bachelors inside. I was travelling with my family and they did not stop me.
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I believe the best bet for a cop car for indian conditions for metro as well as rural use will be the Tata Xenon XT 4x4. But more important than that is the fact that we expect a underpaid, demotivated, demoralised lathi wielding hawaldar to perform and treat us like first class citizens. Unfortunately a car can only be as good as the driver behind the wheels. As long as we have a VIP and caste culture where there is a seperate driver and a ASI/SI and hawaldars in cop cars we will always get this kind of service. The day we have a couple of police officers in the car who exchange duties and drive the car themselves while at the same time dish out the role expected from them, expect to see some change happening...

Had purchased a Tata Xenon for the National Rail Museum and after having test driven it am firmly of the view that it is one of the best options in terms of space, technology and stature perfectly suited to our requirement. however smaller congested places like small towns and areas like old delhi may require different solutions like a loaded Ninja-650
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You just replied to a 4 year old post.
Didn't realize that

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Nevertheless, my recent experience says, on the way out, they stop almost all GJ registered vehicles to check for alcohol,
It's not their business if you are carrying alcohol out of Goa. It's the Maharashtra Police at the border who check if you are bringing in alcohol because of taxes. The Goa Police is only supposed to check that you have not consumed the alcohol while or before driving.

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and also most of the cars with bachelors inside. I was travelling with my family and they did not stop me.
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Wow this is news.

Could you share some pics of the same. !!
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Are you sure it is Kerala Police? Muthoot Group yesterday rolled out their new Emergency Response Team (ERT) for their Security Services division with 133 Ford Figo Aspire cars. News Link here
Sorry. My bad.

Sorry guys for the false news.

It is the new MPG security group of Muthoot group that had bought the Aspires, not the Kerala police.

My friend had said that he saw it on Manorama TV and i couldn't verify it as it hadn't appeared online at that time.

Thanks for the correction and i should be more careful before posting something.
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Car or no car they will always reach after the action has ended. In delhi they call the car units mobile police units and at all times they can be seen really helping no one. Better cars yes better police ethics better still
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Recently drove down to Calcutta from Chennai and saw Ecosport being the vehicle of choice for policemen in Andhra. All were diesels, base model, with customised stickers and roof mounted warning lights.
Also noticed that Chennai city police has sourced a glut of new soft top Maruti Gypsy's. All are dark green in colour & used by the city police, mainly for patrolling the neighbourhoods
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A standard spec. Indian built car is not a suitable vehicle for our Indian police. The roles they perform each day are more suited for the earlier Mahindra jeeps.

I read somewhere that the ford crown Victoria's used in the US were custom built for police work. Karnataka's customization was merely pasting fancy stickers and fixing gaudy disco strobes.

They (US) use handguns and perhaps a shotgun or rifle at times. These and its ammunition have secure storage placed in its boot. They have bull bars to bump a speeding motorists' rear axel. I think the engine is more powerful than the Victoria's sold to the plebeians.

Back to India:
Our policemen are most effective in a Mahindra CJ (some number). It conveys a sense of security that help is at hand.

I'm sure others have noticed the local harmless hooligans quietly disappearing when they hear a low revving jeep engine.

These Ertigas were not tested to see if they could carry out routine police work. Others have already given examples supporting their ineligibility. They would fail such a test. Badly. It would be like my nightmares about my own marks in school.

They are now 10 lakh rupees of comfortable and mobile sleeping vehicles for on duty policemen. Cops dress well in warm jackets and park the cars in non traffic and calm areas.

This is how they maintain their coolness and dignity when a crime occurs on the next street. It's hard to get ruffled after a good nights rest. The fuel used by its AC's are paid for by a starving laborer in a remote village who must be pleased that his money is well utilized.

It was Amitabh Bachchan who first introduced this type of mobile living vehicles in India. Some of you may remember that in 84-85 the Bangalore cops were given RD350's instead of the black Enfield bullets. I swear it is true.

I'm getting a bit tired seeing that common sense in public expenditure is rarer than a Kohinoor diamond.

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..cop cars we will always get this kind of service. The day we have a couple of police officers in the car who exchange duties and drive the car themselves while at the same time dish out the role expected from them, expect to see some change happening..
We could mount a machine gun in the rear portion of this. An efficient Gatling or a RPG launcher is just the right size.

This is the most popular vehicle configuration in Syria and central Africa.

Replace the diesel with electric motors and you have a silent and deadly peacemaker.

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100 previous generation Innova's were flagged off yesterday as Highway Patrol Vehicles for Karnataka.


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Haryana police department gets 13 new Maruti Suzuki Ertigas.
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The 13 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga cars are customized to meet the Traffic Police requirement. They are fitted with accessories like Beacon Light, Siren, Public Address System and Body Graphics
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Two of these Ertiga cars have interceptors equipped with laser based traffic speed video systems, printers, roof-mounted day and night all-weather PTZ cameras, LED monitor Roof light bars and public address mechanisms.
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Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India, today presented 15 new vehicles; 11 Ertigas, 2 Ertigas with interceptors and 2 EECO ambulances to the Haryana Police Department. Through this the Company aims to assist Haryana Police in improving the road safety. The vehicles will be used for patrolling, surveillance and addressing medical emergencies on highways and expressways
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Vijayawada Police Department have added Ford's EcoSport compact SUV to their fleet of vehicles.

The EcoSports are likely to be used as highway patrol vehicles. An article in MotorBeam also indicates that approximately 200 units of the Toyota Innova and Ford EcoSport have been ordered by the AP Government for the police.

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Cross posting from another thread: The Vijayawada City Police had added the Ford EcoSport a couple of years back. The EcoSport will be a perfect fit for the narrow roads of this small city.
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