CP Seeks Report on Moral Policing at Golconda Fort
By Express News Service | Published: 24th December 2013 08:15 AM |
Days after Golconda police inspector Syed N Javed had engaged in moral policing by making six couples, who were hanging out in a park outside the fort, do sit-ups, police commissioner Anurag Sharma has sought a report on the matter.
A video showing six couples were made to do sit-ups in the presence of inspector at the Golconda fort was uploaded on social networking sites and even aired by a few vernacular TV channels.
According to police, a patrol team of the Golconda police saw several young couples sitting in a park near the fort. Inspector Javed and his team abused them and made them do sit-ups as a punishment. He also warned them against visiting parks. While police was engaged in moral policing, a person recorded the episode and uploaded it on social networking sites.
The inspector, however, denied the accusation. “We saw a few couples sitting in the park near the fort. On enquiring, we got to know that they bunked college to spend time with their boyfriends.
We counselled the youngsters, noted down their parents’ contact numbers and let them free.
Commissioner Anurag Sharma told Express that the matter had come to his notice and he sought a report on it. Based on the report, action would be initiated against the policemen.
Meanwhile, human rights activists said they would file a petition with the AP Human Rights Commission demanding immediate action against the cop. They said parks and forts were public spaces that can be accessed by all.
A few days ago, Supraja, Guntakal deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Anantapur district, was transferred for assaulting a murder-accused in public view.