Suspended SP moves HC
D. Kannan, a Superintendent of Police at the moment underneath suspension and dealing with a felony case for having reportedly waylaid a girl SP when she was on her approach to lodge a grievance of sexual harassment in opposition to a particular Director-General of Police (additionally underneath suspension), has approached the Madras High Court, difficult his suspension order. He has described himself to be a sufferer of exaggerated allegations and claimed that he had not achieved something flawed however for obeying the orders of his superior.
In an affidavit, the suspended SP stated that he was on responsibility at Paranur toll plaza in Chengalpattu district on February 22 for the reason that Chief Minister’s convoy was to move by means of the toll gate. At round 1.35 p.m., he acquired a name on his cellular from the then Special DGP, in-charge of the Chief Minister’s safety, instructing him to cease the automobile of the girl SP who was travelling in direction of Chennai.
Claiming that he was not conscious of the alleged sexual advances made by the Special DGP in direction of the girl SP or that she was continuing to lodge a grievance in opposition to him, the petitioner stated the Special DGP solely advised him that the girl SP was not reachable over telephone and he needed to speak to her. So, he waited for her about 150 m from the toll plaza when her automobile zipped previous him round 2.30 p.m.
“One sub-inspector signalled to stop the vehicle which was driven rashly endangering the lives of police personnel, including me, and had rashly rushed towards toll office thoroughfare. These abnormal scenes had naturally attracted the attention of toll booth staff and the public. Those public and toll staff stepped in the thoroughfare and prevented the further movement of the vehicle. I state that neither myself nor the police had stopped the vehicle,” the affidavit claimed.
Accusing the girl SP of getting hurled abuses in opposition to him, the petitioner stated he calmly advised her that he was solely obeying his superior, who needed to speak to her.
“Later, I handed over my mobile phone by dialling the Special DGP’s mobile number to the complainant,” he stated, and added that she then sat inside her automotive and spoke on the telephone for 12 minutes.
“After ending the conversation, the complainant handed over my mobile to me and left for Chennai,” he stated. Five days later, an FIR was registered in opposition to him on costs of getting waylaid the complainant. The petitioner stated that he was a meritorious officer and received medals for his excellent devotion to responsibility.
He introduced it to the discover of the courtroom that though he was suspended on March 10, the Special DGP was not suspended till the Madras High Court, in suo motu proceedings, impressed upon the necessity to droop the latter too. He accused the media of getting tarnished his picture by telecasting deceptive experiences based mostly on incorrect info and “at the instance of a few powerful IAS and IPS officers.”