KOCHI: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has reiterated that ‘parallel policing’ would not be tolerated in the State.
“The government will examine reports of a retired police officer taking law into his hands through a private detective agency run by him,” said Home Minister Chennithala.
Responding to a query by mediapersons here, the Home Minister said there is nothing wrong in retired police officials starting their own security firms. “However, such firms functioning as parallel police cannot be entertained,” he said.
Director General of Prosecution (DGP) T Asaf Ali informed the Kerala High Court the other day that retired Superintendent of Police Sunil Jacob was operating a parallel police station in Kochi, and settling cases illegally.
Referring to the DGP’s submission before the court, the Home Minister said he could not elaborate on the issue as it was sub judice.
Earlier, referring to allegations of parallel-policing by Sunil Jacob, State Police chief T P Senkumar had said that some ‘undesirable things’ were taking place.