Puducherry

French flavour lingers on among artefacts at Police Museum

Director General of Police S.K. Gautam looks at the exhibits  of the Puducherry police after inaugurating the Police Museum on Saturday.

Director General of Police S.K. Gautam looks at the exhibits of the Puducherry police after inaugurating the Police Museum on Saturday.

Director-General of Police S.K. Gautam on Saturday inaugurated the newly-renovated police museum at the Police Headquarters here. Set up in 1992, the museum was located in the office of the Superintendent of Police (East) on Jawaharlal Nehru Street.

The museum containing pictures and artefacts of the police force, which was housed in a dilapidated building, was subsequently shifted to the renovated structure in the Police Headquarters.

According to a senior police officer, the museum has a wide range of memorabilia ranging from the Kepis (red cap), a headgear of the constabulary levels both for the local police as well as the Armed police. The Kepis had been in use since the French regime.

A peek into the past

The museum features exhibits narrating the history of the Puducherry police from the French regime and weaponry of the police and the armed forces. Portraits of the Puducherry police, the Armed police and the Tourist police with their headgear, models of the police band known for its performances at the Independence Day, Republic Day and Liberation Day functions were on display. There is also a rich collection of weaponry that included bayonets and rifles used during the French regime, .22 and .45 revolvers, 380 pistol, 7.5 mm and 9 mm pistols, and cartridges.

Inspector-General of Police Surender Singh Yadav, and Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Apoorva Gupta were present.


Our code of editorial values

Related Topics
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 22, 2022 2:45:43 am | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/french-flavour-lingers-on-among-artefacts-at-police-museum/article24306761.ece