Minister seeks report on cops taking to social media

Minister seeks report on cops taking to  social media

Taking exception to junior police officials using social media to vent their ire against senior police officers, Home Minister G Parameshwara said that he has sought reports pertaining to the matter.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Tuesday, Parameshwara said that disciplinary action would be initiated against the officials, if need be.

On Monday, Gayathri Farhan, police sub-inspector, Ballari had detailed the plight of women police officers in the department, on Facebook.

The same day, another woman police official, Revathi, had resigned from her post after she was suspended on the charge of dereliction of duty. Revathi was serving as a sub-inspector in Bhatkal town police station, Uttar Kannada.

A few months ago, Kudligi DySP Anupama Shenoy too had taken to the social media to express her angst against her seniors, before quitting the service. The minister said that he had taken serious note of all these developments.

He, however, said that counselling sessions would be organised for senior police officers to create awareness on the ill-effects of harassment.

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