CAUTION ! HIT SQUAD
ON THE PROWL
(The Goa today, 30 April 1983)
| April 30. All you susegad
goans watch out! Goas own version of the Hells angels a gang of heavy set men
on heavy growling motorbikes is prowling the streets of our towns striking fear in the
hearts of hitherto easy going, carefree and careless people.
This squad is different from the one that terrorized
USAs western seaboard for years in that it is the Goa traffic police at their job
something they havent quite been about for years. Its the new gang boss
who has caused the change.
Under police S.P. Kiran Bedis no nonsense
leadership city-traffic patterns in Goa are changing almost overnight. No-parking zones are being
strictly observed, people without licenses are keeping off the roads, the system of one-way is
being reorganized and footpaths are being cleared of hawkers and shopkeepers encroachments.
For those who are slow at taking hints the word going
around is that a crane is on its way from Delhi to tow away all sorts of things on the roads that
shouldnt be there. Come CHOG(M) Goans will understand fully well why Kiran Bedi become
Crane-Bedi during the Asiad in Delhi.