DGP directs to give practical training to police
Thiruvananthapuram: DGP Loknath Behera has given direction to give practical training to police officers in the state immediately. The new move is on the backdrop of the widespread complaints arising against the police.
The practical training is part of an attempt to better the conduct of the police to the public during vehicle check and similar situations. A one-hour training will be given on Tuesday from 11 in the morning. The DGP has directed the district police chiefs regarding the same. He has instructed to explain the do’s and don’ts during the vehicle checking as part of the practical training. He has also directed to continue the training in future.
The opposition had filed a notice for adjournment motion in the assembly in protest over the police violence in the state. They raised harsh criticism against the police. The notice for the adjournment motion was filed pointing out the incidents in which a senior citizen was nose punched in Malappuram, two deaths in an accident occurred during vehicle check in Kanjikkuzhi of Alappuzha and the verbal abuse by the police in Eerattupetta of Kottayam.
Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan MLA had alleged in the assembly that a brutal rule by the police is existing in the state and that the government is incapable of controlling them. Minister M. M. Mani also had raised criticism against the police soon after this. The DGP directed to give practical training to the police in this context.