Story of bold cop, who stood tall in deadly thunderstorms, didn’t leave his post

Sometimes, one’s grit and dedication can storm into a sprinkle and a traffic police constable in Assam proved that. The cop identified as 26-year-old Mithun Das became an overnight star for working beyond the call of duty despite deadly thunderstorms that struck Guwahati around noon on Sunday.

For him, duty and responsibility come ahead of anything else in life and has set a classic example for other cops to follow suit. Without even caring about his life, he stood tall and performed his duty in the face of a thunderstorm. He was stationed at the busy Basistha traffic intersection and then directed the traffic in the midst of torrential downpour and that too without a raincoat.

The video footage of the cop doing his duty in the storm was captured and shared online by a user named Banajeet Deka. The video has gone viral on social media platforms in no time.

Assam Police uploaded the video on its official Twitter handle and lauded the constable. The video’s caption read: “Dedication is thy name. We salute Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) for his exceptional devotion towards duty and showing us how dedication can turn a storm into a sprinkle.”

“My duty hours were from 7 am to 12 pm. The storm began around 5 minutes prior to noon, however since my replacement hadn’t come, I continued my job in the rain for about 20 minutes,” Constable Mithun Das was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

“It could be a bit scary with the heavy rain, wind and lightning to stand on an uncovered podium. But for us, duty comes first,” he said, reported the Hindustan Times.

Das is being praised for his marvellous dedication to duty. The traffic constable who won people’s hearts is from Karbi Anglong district and joined the Assam Police in the year 2015. Guwahati police commissioner Deepak Kumar while praising the constable said that Das would be presented with an award for his commitment.

Chaithanya G
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