28 March Tuesday

High-handedness : PSC Staff Beaten Up By Police For Questioning Vehicle Check At Curve

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Dec 19, 2019

ALAPPUZHA :  Kamath, a Cherthala native employed with Public Service Commission, was allegedly beaten up by police who broke his tooth and hit him on private parts, for questioning the nature of their inspection.

The incident took place in Cherthala, on Saturday.

Kamath, who was riding a two-wheeler,  reportedly asked the police, if it wasn’t illegal to carry out  a vehicle check  by parking their jeep at a  curve and that too in a dark stretch.  The recent DGP circular prohibits that, he had said.

Infuriated by his words, the cop allegedly punched him in the face, hit him on the private parts and forced  Kamathinto their jeep and charged him with interrupting their duty. He was later left off after agreeing to write that he had no complaints whatsoever.

The video posted by  Kamath shows him being forced into the jeep, during narration of the incident

Incidentally, the civil police officer who is seen pushing him into the jeep has been suspended. The  DGP has also directed Alappuzha district police chief to conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident.

DGP circular earlier this month, prohibits officers from standing at curves or busy junctions for vehicle inspection, in ordinary course of duty.