Departmental inquiry ordered against cop for stomping anti-SilverLine protester


Thiruvananthapuram: The government has ordered a departmental inquiry against police officer M Shabeer for stomping a man with his boots during the anti-SilverLine protest. The incident came to light after the visuals and photos of the policeman’s attack on a protester surfaced on media. As the incident triggered a controversy, the special branch carried out an inquiry and confirmed that Shabeer had kicked the protesters. Following this, a departmental inquiry was ordered against him.

Shabber was suspended from service many times over various issues. Once, he faced action for misbehaving with an assistant commissioner. The incident took place in 2019 when he was taken into custody for drunk driving.

In 2011, Thumba police registered a case against Shabeer for attacking a cable TV agent who asked him to clear the bill. Another case was registered against him in the same year for attacking a man along with his friends.

He was also booked for manhandling a lawyer while working in the Medical College police station.
So far, he was suspended from service five times.

It was on April 21, that a clash broke out between police and anti-SilverLine protesters led by Congress after K-Rail officials reached Kaniyapuram here to lay the survey stones. Shabeer, the cop kicked a man named Joy with his boots amidst the clash. It is alleged that

Shabeer continued to attack Joy even after the latter collapsed and suffered injuries. Joy is currently undergoing treatment.

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