Cops must prove their innocence over complaints on misbehaviour, directs DGP
Thiruvananthapuram: In view of the complaints against police officials, Kerala police chief Loknath Behera declared that the police officials are responsible to justify themselves if any person complaints on their misbehaviour. The DGP directed that unit chief must remove the police officials from their position while investigating the complaint against them.
DGP Loknath Behera issued the guidelines as per the decisions taken in the high-level meeting summoned by the Chief Minister.
“Cops must be careful to behave well and avoid bad language. The officials must show compassionate concern for the complainants at the police station,” directed DGP.
Each official in police station must be aware of the issues in the limit of their respective station. While interacting with the people in custody, cops must follow the guidelines issued by police headquarters, government and Human Rights Commission. Every issue should be handled in an open minded way irrespective of caste, religion and politics.
Every police unit must arrange a facility which help the public to meet higher officials to file complaint. Strict action must be taken against the officials who misbehave with the complainants, read the guidelines.
DGP also directed to find the reasons for communal and political riots and take action against it. Actions taken in police station, sub division and district level must be reviewed.
Janamythri beat should be strengthened with public participation. New media should be used to promote social security programmes of police among public, directed the guidelines.