Express news service
CHENNAI: Two female police officers from Chennai must forfeit their salary for the time they served as police officers (SHO) of a women’s police station (AWPS) in the city for failing to execute the court orders in the context of a domestic violence case.
Inspectors Dhanalakshmi and Selvi, who had served with AWPS in Anna Nagar, were punished for failing to arrest two people accused in the domestic violence case despite orders from a lower and upper court. Court.
Taking orders on a motion filed by the victim, K Parimala, of Nerkundram, asking the court to order the AWPS to execute the non-discharge arrest warrants issued against her sister and the latter’s husband, the judge P Velmurugan of Madras High Court ordered the City Police Commissioner to recover wages.
“The two delinquent agents, being civil servants and receiving salaries from public money, did not fulfill their duty satisfactorily and did not obey the order of this tribunal, for which there is no no valid reason given, “he said.
“Therefore, according to this court, they are not entitled to salary during their period as a post house officer at the police station (AWPS),” said the judge.
He ordered the city police commissioner to take ministerial action against the two delinquent officials and recover their salaries during the time they served at Anna Nagar AWPS and return the amount to the government of Tamil Nadu.
The judge asked the commissioner to file a report on the measures taken in February 2022.
Judge Velmurugan noted that he himself had ordered the police, while dismissing the motions of the two defendants who requested the setting aside of the AWPS proceedings, to execute the NBW issued by the trial court. and file a compliance report, but found that nothing had been done.
Parimala, the victim, lodged a complaint with AWPS against Anna Nagar in 2013 accusing her husband Deejay Dayal, stepmother Geetha, sister-in-law Sabitha and Sabitha’s husband, Srinath, of harassing her and injured.
Police filed an FIR and subsequently an indictment was filed in the Mahila Supplementary Court in Egmore. Sabitha and Srinath had avoided appearing in court.
In the meantime, the court handed down a judgment acquitting Deejay Dayal and Geetha and issued NBWs against the other two. However, the police did not act.