Probe moots action against police
An inner inquiry carried out into the alleged manhandling of 4 minor boys in Kattakada two days in the past has advisable disciplinary action against the police officers who had been concerned within the incident.
Sanjaykumar Gurudin, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Thiruvananthapuram Range, forwarded his advice together with the inquiry report back to Harshita Attalluri, Inspector General of Police, South Zone, for additional action.
The inquiry by Kattakada Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy.SP) S. Shaji was instituted after 4 Plus One college students alleged they had been manhandled by the police close to a temple in Anjuthenginmoodu on Monday. They had claimed to have been attending a web based class on a cell phone whereas they had been purportedly assaulted.
The probe famous the native police used to obtain complaints from native residents a few group of kids who recurrently gathered on the temple premises to look at films and smoke. While the police had made earlier makes an attempt to rein in such practices, particularly in the course of the lockdown, the gang used to evade prosecution by fleeing on the sight of officers approaching them.
On the day of the incident, the police obtained a grievance and subsequently a group, led by the Kattakada station home officer (SHO) Jose Mathew and comprising a sub-inspectors and 4 others, rounded up the suspects by coming in two jeeps from totally different entry routes that led to the temple premises.
The inquiry officer said that there was “minimum use of force” when the children resisted the officers’ makes an attempt to taken them into custody. They may have suffered accidents within the melee.
Nonetheless, the police officers had been discovered to have dedicated lapses in dealing with the problem. Adequate precaution was not adopted in securing the custody of the minor boys. The controversy introduced unhealthy title to the police, the report concluded.
While the police had initially alleged that the children used to smoke ganja, the report made no such point out. The findings additionally didn’t embrace the alleged use of a cable which, the scholars claimed, was used to assault them.
Child rights panel
The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, which had formally registered a suo moto case in reference to the incident a day in the past, served discover on the State Police Chief, District Police Chief (Thiruvananthapuram Rural) and the Kattakada SHO on Wednesday. They have been directed to submit inquiry experiences inside 15 days.
Commission chairman K.V. Manoj Kumar stated he had recorded the statements of the purported victims and took cognisance of the seen bruise marks on their backs. On inspecting the jeep of the Kattakada police, he had additionally discovered a black cable that was allegedly used to assault the children.