| Chennai |Up to date: July 8, 2020 5:00:59 pm
Thoothukudi SP Arun Balagopalan (2nd L), Further Superintendent of Police D Kumar (L), DSP C Prathapan (R) and police constable Maharajan (4th L, not in uniform) go away after showing earlier than the Madurai Bench of Madras Excessive Court docket for Sathankulam custodial deaths, in Madurai, June 30, 2020. (PTI Photograph)
The Tamil Nadu authorities Wednesday issued a notification rescinding all actions of Associates of Police (FoP) throughout the state. The federal government order was issued after an adversarial report was acquired from the Director-Normal of Police, Chennai.
The ban comes in opposition to the backdrop of the custodial dying of a father-son duo in Thoothukudi final month through which the position of FoP is being probed.
Talking to indianexpress.com, Tirunelveli DCP Arjun Sarvanan stated senior cops within the state had requested the police stations to recall the identification playing cards issued to the FoP volunteers and instructed them to not have interaction them in any of the police-related actions.
As per the orders of Honourable CM Thiru Edappadi Okay. Palaniswami TN Authorities bans Associates of police actions within the state. pic.twitter.com/gRHKGnEKyu
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) July 8, 2020
Associates of Police is a group policing initiative aimed to convey police and the general public nearer. It was began in 1993 at Ramanathapuram district. It’s estimated that there are round 4,000 lively FoP members in police stations throughout Tamil Nadu.
The probe by the Tamil Nadu’s Crime Department-CID into the deaths of shopkeeper P Jeyaraj and his son J Bennix in Sathankulam police station on the evening of June 19 has zeroed in on the alleged position of six FoP members who had been “serving to the Inspector and Sub-Inspectors in routine affairs”.
On July 2, the FoP group issued an announcement denying their involvement within the custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and Bennix. They claimed that the volunteers in query had been neither registered as FoP members nor did they attended any coaching classes. “We stand in full solidarity with the households, pals, and social circle of the victims of the tragic incident. We strongly urge everybody to not consider or unfold any rumors to this impact. The regulation shall take its course and reality will come out,” the assertion learn.
A number of activists and opposition leaders have demanded everlasting dismantling of the organisation, alleging its huge misuse particularly in rural areas and small cities.
The state Human Rights Fee had Tuesday sought a report from the Principal Secretary of the state and the Director Normal of Police on whether or not they had any authorized sanction for partaking FoP for its official operations.
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