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Cop’s attack on motorcyclist, Kerala CM warns police

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016,14:12 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuam | Kerala police has come under flak after a traffic official allegedly hit a motorcyclist, who was with his child, with a wireless set for riding without a helmet, leaving him injured, with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Saturday warning the force against such behaviour.

The traffic police official, Marsh Das, had allegedly hit the motorcycle rider, who was travelling with his two-year-old son, with his wireless set, causing a deep injury on his forehead during a routine check at Ashramam in Kollam last night.

He has since been suspended, police said.

The Chief Minister, while addressing a passing out parade of new recruits of the police force at the Police academy in Thrissur this morning, mentioned the incident and said such behaviour on the part of the police force would only put the government in a spot.

Vijayan, also holding the Home portfolio, directed the police force to ensure that such incidents do not recur and that they remain vigilant.

The incident has come to my notice through media reports and visuals. The policeman’s behaviour is immature, Vijayan said.

Such lapses on the part of police force would be a blot on the government and the policemen should be vigilant and cautious against such behaviour, he said.

Instead of using third degree methods, police should use modern scientific methods for their investigation, the chief minister said.