THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: South Zone IG Harshita Attaluri, who probed the general public harassment of a father and his minor daughter by a lady cop hooked up with the pink patrol close to Attingal, has beneficial the State Police chief to not take any additional motion in opposition to the erring cop.
In her report filed earlier than DGP Anil Kant, she mentioned although cop CP Rejitha had made a mistake, she was already punished. The report mentioned the cop didn’t use any casteist remarks or a foul language and the one mistake she made was that she didn’t apologise to the father-daughter duo after realising her mistake.
Rejitha was given a switch to Kollam rural limits for 15-days coaching as a punishment for publicly harassing Thonnakkal-native Jayachandran and his eight-year-old daughter. The two had been subjected to ill-treatment by Rejitha earlier than an enormous crowd close to Attingal in August after they had gone to observe the motion of a giant trailer carrying machine components to VSSC in Thumba.
Alleging that the 2 had stolen her cell phone, the cop threatened them in public, which was shot by an onlooker and posted on social media. In the video, the woman was seen in tears because the cop threatened to maneuver them to the police station for detailed questioning and bodily check-up. Finally, the cell phone was discovered within the automotive when a colleague of the cop rang up the quantity.
The episode had precipitated widespread criticisms in opposition to the police division and it was anticipated that robust motion can be taken in opposition to the cop. The Special Branch in its report had made it clear that the lady cop was at fault, however this report was missed by the senior officers.
Jayachandran had alleged that the switch of Rejitha was a lenient punishment and powerful departmental motion must be taken in opposition to her. Jayachandran’s spouse had carried out a fasting protest in entrance of the Secretariat in opposition to the police inaction in opposition to the cop.
The SC-ST Commission and the Child Rights Commission had additionally intervened within the matter with the previous suggesting that the erring cop shouldn’t be given responsibility the place she has to put on a police uniform.
Meanwhile, Jayachandran reacted that the IG ready the report with out taking his or his daughter’s statements and he’ll take authorized measures to get the cop punished.