Today is the wedding of Telugu Hero Ram Charan (son of another Telugu Hero Chiranjeevi). I saw some Inspectors and women police keeping vigilance on people coming to wedding. Just wondered what is their social status there in that function. There are judgments delivered by supreme court against individuals claiming compensation for torts committed by govt. servants and Supreme Court held that govt. servants are part of government and hence enjoy sovereign immunity and hence cannot be held liable for any torts. Police are also the servants of government. Their dignity and self esteem shall be of paramount concern for governments. Police are there to protect public, but of late they are being used to protect VIPs from general public.
As Chiranjeevi's PRP is part of Congress in Andhra Pradesh, the govt. might have arranged for police security to the function or even otherwise, being a VVIP he may get that kind of security if any other government was also in place.
Whatever be the case, I found the presence of police personnel in such VVIP function as demeaning the dignity of their jobs and professions. They might be having lunch or dinner along with the servants in the end given their social status and their body language. I do not think that is the way government servants should be allowed to be treated. So the best option is not to field police personnel for VVIP functions and tell the VVIPs to bear the costs and appoint private security forces to protect themselves.