4 policemen suspended for assaulting lawyer in Kollam


Kollam: Four policemen, including SHO of Karunagapally station, were suspended for allegedly assaulting a lawyer in Kollam. SHO G Gopakumar, SI Alocious Alexander, Grade SI Philipose and CPO Anoop were suspended after police officials held a meeting with Law Minister P Rajeeve in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

The incident relating to the case happened on September 5. According to the complainant, police officials beat Advocate S Jayakumar inside the lockup of Karunagapally station after arresting him for drunk driving and causing traffic congestion. The complainant alleged that he was placed in custody without conducting a medical test to verify whether he consumed alcohol or not.

Following this, the lawyers launched a protest demanding action against the accused. On Wednesday, the lawyers decided to end the protest after minister P Rajeeve assured them that action will be taken against the accused.


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