First, you buy a cute pair of shoes. Then systematically chop your legs to fit them in. Praveen Swami’s article “Where style has trumped substance” (Nov. 27) gives a shocking revelation of the complacency with which the issue of modernisation of the Mumbai police force has been handled. Lack of training will render modern equipment a liability in times of need.

The problem of a dismal pay structure for the officers and men fighting terrorists risking their lives needs to be addressed at the earliest.

Seby Kuriyan,


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