'Sarcastic' cop suspended over show-cause notice

'Sarcastic' cop suspended over show-cause notice

A police constable attached to the Jayanagar police station was suspended for his sarcastic reply to a show-cause notice issued by his police inspector for coming late to work frequently.

The constable had also posted his reply on the social media which went viral recently.

Taking strong exception to the constable’s attitude, DCP South Annamalai suspended Sridhar Gowda for indiscipline and ordered a probe.

On April 11, the Jayanagar police inspector had issued show-cause notices to five police personnel, including Gowda, for reporting late to work. The notice sought an explanation within three days.

Gowda's reply was seen as "sarcastic". He said that unlike his superiors, he was not spending time eating thrice at good hotels or ordering online food and staying at police station restrooms. He said he had aged parents and a family to take care of. Gowda stated in his reply that if he had the lifestyle of his senior, he would report to work half an hour early every day.

He also shared his reply with a few vernacular media after which questions were raised on the fallout between seniors and subordinates in the police department. His reply went viral on the social media, causing embarrassment to the police department, said a senior police officer.

Based on the developments, the DCP suspended the constable on Monday.