Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Not what one would expect a police station to be like these days, but we have to keep in mind that in 1926, a structure like this would have been a grand building. That was the year a police outpost was established here, in Sadras. It took another 40 years for the outpost to be upgraded to a police station, in 1965. 

Over the next 50 years, this police station grew to have a sanctioned strength of 29, led by a Sub-Inspector, who had 2 Head Constables and 26 constables under his (yes, at that time it was a male officer). Sadras seems to be such a peaceful, laid back place that even this seems to be far too many for the 73,500 people who were being protected by this force. 

The Sadras police station has moved to some other location; this building was empty when we stopped by about six months ago. Maybe they're thinking of building something here - there is certainly a decent bit of space available for the outpost to be upgraded into a network centre or something like that!



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