Minister chides cops for call details leak

Published: 09th July 2013 01:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2013 01:29 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran has come down heavily on the Kerala police saying that he doubted if the recent acts of the police force were intended to upset the government. “The leakage of call details of politicians to the media in connection with the solar fraud case has brought disgrace to the state police,” he said.

“The police should explain how those extremely confidential files were leaked out to the media. The leakage of such secret information can be seen only as an attempt to weaken the government,” Mullappally said, while inaugurating the public conference held as part of the 26th annual meet of the Kerala Police Officers Association district committee here on Monday.

Mullappally pointed out that the leakage of details related to certain phone numbers was also suspicious. “This clearly points fingers at the police. If such is the case, how can the government entrust confidential cases to the police?” he said.

The veteran Congress leader also advised the police officials to express their allegiance only towards the Constitution and not the government. “Political parties will come to power and go. The police should be committed to the Constitution and the people, and not to the government. Whoever has committed the crime, the police should treat him as a criminal instead of extending support,” he said.

However, Mullappally appreciated the police force for taking appropriate action against the Amway officials. “The police, in future as well, should show the guts to take action against the accused no matter which country he belongs to,” the minister added.

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