Election Duty: KAP commandant complains about facilities
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Armed Police Commandant J Jayanath has complained about the facilities provided to the police officials who were deployed for election duty. In the letter to DGP, Jayanath pointed out about the impact of bad experiences in the profession on the personality of the police officials.
“Such bad experiences in the early period of service will affect the personality of the police officials. Such incidents will influence them to turn like Michael and Varghese,” noted the KAP commandant mentioning the name of the officials who investigated Abhaya murder case.
At the same time, the police officials are confused about mentioning Abhaya case probe officials in the letter which highlighted the bad experience of police personnel on election duty.
Armed Police Commandant J Jayanath has written the letter after conducting a survey among the police personnel in KAP 3rd battalion who were deployed on election duty. In the letter to the state police chief, he pointed out the drawbacks in assuring facilities to the police officials on election duty.
The letter also pointed out that a few police officials complained that they were treated like a herd of cattle.
J Jayanath is facing a departmental inquiry over responding to DGP’s letter in a ridiculous way. In the letter to DGP, he also put forward some recommendations regarding the arrangements for police officials on election duty.
The letter was prepared after considering the opinion of 720 officials from KAP 3rd battalion.
A copy of the letter was forwarded to KAP ADGP and associations of Kerala Police.
Even new staff were deployed for election duty three days after joining service. Hence, the initial experience in the service will affect them badly, pointed out the letter.
Travel allowance was not distributed to the officials due to the fault in BIMS Software. The police personnel on election duty had a terrible experience due to the drawbacks in planning of the facilites, noted the letter.
Meanwhile, the department has ordered an internal inquiry against KAP commandant J Jayanath over negligence to follow directions of DGP and code of conduct.
Tax department principal secretary Biswanath Sinha and Road Safety commissioner Dr B Ashok are in charge of the probe.