Senior officer orders cop to roll on ground

Senior officer orders cop to roll on ground

Constable punished for ignoring duty, talking on phone

A senior police official made a constable roll on the ground as a punishment for talking on phone while on duty at Patiala House on Tuesday.

Patiala house courtAdditional Deputy Commissioner of Police Seju P Kurvila told constable Dinesh Kumar to roll on the ground after Kumar was allegedly found not frisking people at gate No. 6 in Patiala House.

Kumar rolled for almost 100 metres. Lawyers present at the site protested against Kurvila’s move. They said such an act was “inhuman”. According to a witness, Kurvila also tore the badge of the constable, snatched his cellphone and abused him verbally.

More lawyers gathered on the premises in protest against Kurvila’s behaviour and demanded action against the Additional DCP.

They said such inhuman, illegal and derogatory order should not be passed by anybody on a subordinate again.Advocates Mahender Singh Yadav, Tarun Rana, B B Tyagi and S N Sharma took the initiative to ask the court to intervene.

Action against senior
They said officers of the police control room, who rushed to the spot, were unable to do anything against their senior. The lawyers said that none of the policemen present none of the policemen intervened fearing that the constable might lose his job.

The lawyers then filed a complaint before the court, following which it directed the Commissioner of Police to take action against Kurvila.

“The Delhi Police Commissioner has been told to proceed as per as law against the erring official and file a report to this court within a month,” said district judge Justice H S Sharma.

In their complaint, the lawyers said they have recorded the act of the senior official in mobile phone cameras. Justice Sharma told the lawyers to preserve the cellphone clips.
“At 11 am on Tuesday, we saw a constable rolling and crawling near gate No.6. The Additional DCP had forced him to do such a humiliating act,” the complaint stated.