Kerala IPS officer's daughter booked for 'assaulting' police driver

The incident happened when the woman and her mother who had gone for a morning walk irked over the delay in bringing the vehicle abused the driver.

Published: 15th June 2018 07:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2018 08:11 PM   |  A+A-

Handcuffs

Image used for representational purpose.

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The daughter of a senior IPS officer of Kerala cadre has been booked under non-bailable charges for allegedly manhandling his official driver following a quarrel.

Based on her counter complaint, a case was also registered against Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Sudesh Kumar's driver, Gavaskar who is now undergoing treatment at the district hospital for the injury he suffered in the alleged attack yesterday, police said.

The incident kicked up a row as more police personnel, deployed as camp followers for the personal service of senior officers, have complained against ill-treatment they were facing from the higher-ups and their family members.

Gavaskar, attached to the Special Armed Police (SAP) camp here, has been serving as driver for Sudesh Kumar, head of Armed Police Battalion.

In his complaint, Gavaskar alleged that the IPS officer's daughter had verbally abused him and hit hard on his neck and shoulder with her mobile phone.

The incident happened when the woman and her mother had gone for a morning walk, according to the complaint.

Irked over the delay in bringing the vehicle, the woman abused the driver and later thrashed him when he requested her to stop the verbal abuse, Gavaskar said in the complaint.

The driver soon sought treatment at a district hospital and lodged a complaint with the police.

According to the police, a case was registered late last night against the ADGP's daughter under various sections of the IPC, including 294-B (verbal abuse), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from performing duty) and 324 (causing hurt using weapon).

A case was also registered against Gavaskar based on a counter petition by the woman under IPC Section 354 (outraging the modesty of woman) and 294-B.

Police sources told PTI that a DySP rank officer would investigate the case and procedures were going on in this regard.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • RAVI

    India is still in vice like grip of slavery in spite of getting freedom more than 70 years ago.What made the ladies think Govt servant is for their servitude. Bad for Nation.
    1 year ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp