Workshops for police after Asha Bhosle criticism

Stung by noted playback singer Asha Bhosle singing a different tune by criticising Mumbai police, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil directed holding of workshops to `teach` traffic cops how to behave politely with people.

Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 21:49 PM IST

Mumbai: Stung by noted playback singer
Asha Bhosle singing a different tune by criticising Mumbai
police and accusing it of being uncultured, Maharashtra Home
Minister R R Patil on Wednesday directed holding of workshops to
`teach` traffic cops how to behave politely with people.

Patil`s orders came a day after Asha, speaking at the
Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMO) in Nasik
after being awarded a honorary D.Litt, riled Mumbai police,
saying that they had no manners of talking to common citizens
and lacked culture.
"Patil has asked traffic police to behave cordially
with everyone, not only with bigwigs but also with the common
man," a statement issued by his office said.

"The minister has also directed that stringent action
be taken against those who meted out ill-treatment to the
singer," it said.
The melody queen had also spoken about dreading the
prospect of being confronted by policemen on the roads and at
traffic signals in Mumbai.

"They need to be educated on how to deal with the
people in a decent and civilised manner," she had said.

PTI