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Coimbatore

Cop lodges complaint against Kerala HC judge

Covai Post Network

A circle inspector has alleged that Justice P.D. Rajan of the Kerala High Court had abused and threatened him if he (CI) failed to delete the names of his (Rajan) relatives from a case related to he assault of a security guard of the district hospital.

In a written complaint to the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, Circle Inspector of Mavelikkara police station P. Sreekumar said the judge had summoned him to his chambers on November 30, 2016, showered abuses on him and tried to slap him and threatened to have him removed from his job if he failed to drop charges against his close relatives.

Justice Rajan called the Station House Officer of the Mavelikkara police station on his mobile phone and said two people – Bhavith and Sasidaran – were his relatives and demanded that the police official have their names deleted in the assault case, Sreekumar said and added that special government pleader to DG of prosecution told him (Sreekumar) to appear before the judge with details of the case.

“When I met him at his chambers, he shouted at me and abused me in a filthy language and even tried to slap me,” the CI said.

This is not the first time that Justice Rajan has courted controversy. In 2015, he me two policemen stand in the court room for several hours for allegedly calling him ‘cheta’ (elder brother) during his visit to a temple in the city and asked them to write duties of police officers by referring to the police manual as an ‘imposition’.

When contacted, Sreekumar confirmed to Covai Post about the incident. “But so far nobody has contacted me after I brought out the issue to public,” he said.

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