A practising lawyer of the Madras High Court has moved the HC for a direction to the DGP and the City Police Commissioner to take appropriate action against M Jayachandran, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Egmore, for allegedly harassing him.
In his writ petition, A Abdul Rahman, a former member of the executive committee of the Madras High Court Advocates Association, submitted that on May 10 last, two SIs entered his office in Pudupet and asked him to meet the ACP waiting outside. Accordingly, Rahman stepped out and met the ACP, who asked him to meet the Joint Commissioner of Police at the Egmore Police Station, in a menacing manner. When Rahman asked for the reason, the ACP did not give any proper reply. When Rahman went to the Egmore Police Station, the JCP was not available.
This action of the police in creating a scene near his office on May 10 without assigning any reason amounted to humiliating him in the presence of his clients and neighbours. The ACP had deliberately caused disrepute to his advocate profession and caused serious damage to his reputation, Rahman contended. He lodged a complaint with the Police Commissioner requesting action against the ACP.