Keki N. Daruwalla, poet, fiction writer, and a former officer with the Indian Police Service, speaks to Souradeep Roy for our latest feature on writing and politics. Having served in the police force for decades, he recalls how he had led encounters, nabbed criminals, but had always ordered his force to show maximum restraint. Now, deaths in encounters are lauded. The police officers who were responsible for the Hashimpura massacre have still not been charged for murder, he reminds us. He is also surprised at the slow pace of investigation after the muder of the writer M.M. Kalburgi.