Voice clips on social media: DGP warns law enforcement officials of disciplinary motion

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By Categorical Information Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state police chief has warned police officers of disciplinary motion in the event that they submit audio clips of senior officers on social media. The order was issued within the mild of the audio clip of a dialog between a police officer connected to the Parassala police station and Tiara Rose Mary, then Judicial First Class Justice of the Peace -1, Neyyattinkara, going viral on social media. The clip was posted on social media by the identical police officer.

The act of the police officer invited the wrath of the Excessive Court docket because the Justice of the Peace was heard utilizing unsavoury language towards the police officer through the dialog over cell phone. The Excessive Court docket had then observed that the act of the police official in recording the dialog and posting the voice clip on social media had tarnished the picture of the judiciary as an entire.  

Following this, the Registrar (District Judiciary) requested the state police chief in June to take crucial motion for issuing common instructions to avert prevalence of such incidents in future. Being attentive to the hostile remarks of the courtroom within the episode, the state police chief directed all law enforcement officials/personnel to be extra vigilant whereas utilizing social media platforms and keep away from occurrences of such incidents in future, which can tarnish the popularity of the judiciary earlier than the general public.

“It’s hereby knowledgeable that henceforth any such act from the a part of the police officer/personnel might be seen critically and can appeal to disciplinary motion,” stated the order. Nevertheless, the order has not gone down properly with a bit of law enforcement officials within the pressure. A senior IPS officer stated it’s a undeniable fact that police personnel have been recording the calls of even senior officers to make use of them on completely different events, which isn’t a superb follow.

A senior IPS officer within the pressure who was in command of the investigation within the Hummer homicide case during which controversial businessman, Mohammed Nisham, was convicted for murdering Chandrabose, a safety guard at Sobha Metropolis in Thrissur, had recorded the audio clip of a senior police officer within the rank of an ADGP and made it public. Judicial officers must also apply the identical rule throughout interactions between judiciary and police, an officer stated.

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