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"No Wonder…": High Court Raps Kerala Cops For "Victimising" Delhi Couple

The court docket questioned why officers weren’t suspended in reference to allegations in opposition to them

Kochi:

The Kerala Excessive Courtroom right this moment got here down closely on the police over “victimising” a Delhi-origin couple who needed to bear journey and lodging prices of a Kerala Police crew which went to the nationwide capital to seek for their lacking daughters, saying “do not they (officers) have any self respect”.

Justice Devan Ramachandran requested how the cops involved might have made the mother and father, anxious over their lacking daughters, pay for the journey and keep at Delhi.

The court docket requested police how the controlling authority of the officers was not conscious how they travelled to Delhi as any official going outdoors the state on obligation has to tell the authority.

“If the controlling authority was not privy to it, then it signifies full breakdown of the legislation. There seems to be no accountability. No surprise the police are like this,” the court docket mentioned.

“How are you victimising the victims (mother and father)? What sort of cops are they? Do not they’ve any self respect,” the court docket added.

It additionally questioned why the officers concerned haven’t been suspended in reference to the allegations levelled in opposition to them by the mother or father.

“The allegations are very severe, They’ve destroyed a household,” the court docket mentioned.

Based on an announcement of the enquiry proceedings initiated in opposition to the officers by the police, certainly one of them was suspended in reference to a dishonest case whereas the others have solely been transferred, the court docket famous.

It additionally famous that the assertion “didn’t include a whisper” of the allegation by the mother and father that one of many officers had additionally demanded Rs 5 lakh to launch the daughters again to the household or what motion was proposed in opposition to them.

The court docket was listening to a plea it initiated by itself based mostly on a newspaper report which claimed that not solely did the police demand Rs 5 lakh to launch the daughters again to the mother and father, additionally they arrested the couple’s two elder sons for allegedly sexually abusing their sisters.

Whereas the police on Monday claimed earlier than the court docket that motion in opposition to the sons was taken based mostly on the elder daughter’s statements earlier than the police and the Justice of the Peace that she was sexually abused by her brothers, in accordance with a Kerala State Authorized Providers Authority report the assertion was made underneath stress and instigation by the officers in query.

The Kerala State Authorized Providers Authority, which was requested by the court docket to look into the matter, mentioned in its report that the daughters — one aged 19 years and different 14 years — have claimed that their brothers are keen on them and have by no means abused them.

Additionally they mentioned that they made false allegations in opposition to their brothers underneath police stress, the Kerala State Authorized Providers Authority instructed the court docket and added that the daughters — at the moment housed in a care house — needed to return to their household.

The court docket was additionally knowledgeable by the police and Kerala State Authorized Providers Authority that the 2 brothers have been granted bail on the situation that they won’t enter the district of Ernakulam.

In view of those details, the court docket allowed the daughters to return house to their mother and father and directed {that a} safety officer as offered underneath the POCSO Act hold a vigil on the home and guarantee their welfare constantly for 10 days initially after which on a random foundation thereafter.

The court docket additionally ordered that the daughters be counselled in order that the shock of their ordeal might be alleviated to the extent potential and they are often introduced again to regular life as a lot as moderately potential.

It additionally sought an motion taken report from the Commissioner of Police, Kochi metropolis, earlier than the subsequent date of listening to on November 16 with regard to the cost memo, if any, issued to the officers involved by then and in addition additional steps taken relating to the allegation of Rs 5 lakh demanded by them.

Based on the news report, the 2 sisters had run away from house to Delhi with Rs 35,000 to fulfill the net boyfriend of the elder one.

Subsequently, the mother and father needed to pay for the journey and lodging of the police crew which went to Delhi from Kerala to search for the women, the news report mentioned.

The crew discovered the women from Delhi and preliminary probe revealed that the elder was raped by her on-line boyfriend and one other man.

The crew arrested the boyfriend and introduced him and the 2 women again to Kerala and on arriving right here, demanded Rs 5 lakh from the mother and father to launch their daughters, the news report had claimed.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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