Only good-looking police officers will be allowed to work on security for the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai, the city’s police commissioner has reportedly said.
Arup Patnaik told senior officers during a briefing that he wanted only “tall, well-built and slim policemen” to be working on April 2 when the last match of the competition is played at Wankhede Stadium, DNA reported.
“The commissioner has asked all deputy commissioners to choose tall, well-built and slim policemen for the bandobast [organised] duty. They should look healthy and be seen as competent,” a senior policeman told the newspaper.
Advertisement: Story continues below “There is a tendency among our policemen to behave rudely at times. However, this is going to be an international event, and so the city police should look good and behave well.”
Mr Patnaik reportedly banned overweight officers or those who chew tobacco from being selected.
His actions were replicated by Mumbai’s traffic police, who chose “nearly 100 good-looking policemen, with good communication skills” for the job of ushering foreign spectators to the stadium, DNA reported.