DGP expressed anguish over cutodial death

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

With the state police top brass remaining anguished over the alleged  lock-up death  of a minor boy, tagged to an elopement case in Kashipur, many of them  say that  the guidelines framed by the police headquarters, meant to streamline policing in tune with the  norms, are having few  takers among the force. “We are yet to come to terms with the fact that the boy was lodged in the police lockup for three days in blatant contravention of the rules,” said a senior cop while insisting on anonymity.

The state director general of police MA Ganapathy himself sounded anguished over the incident that brought ignominy on the entire force at a time when all-out efforts were being made to make the force people-friendly.

Venting his disappointment, the state’s top cop said that the culpability of some policemen can hardly be denied. “There must be something wrong set deep into the system,” he said, while mentioning that he had earlier issued a set of guidelines to make policing more effective in sync with the norms. A booklet containing the guidelines was also published and was distributed among the district police officers. The thrust of the guidelines was to make the senior cops more accountable. “We would not spare the police personnel to be found guilty of the matter,” he affirmed.

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