Report on cops' social media posts sought

Published: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Home Minister G Parameshwara has expressed his displeasure over police officers airing their grievances about their department on social media. He has sought a report from police authorities of Ballari and Uttara Kannada districts in connection with posts of  Gayathri Farhan, police sub-inspector, Ballari, and resignation of  Revathi, police sub-inspector, Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada, respectively.

While Gayathri posted her comments about hardships being faced by women officers in the department on Facebook,  Revathi, attached to the Bhatkal town police station, resigned after Uttara Kannada Superintendent of Police C Vamshi Krishna suspended her on the charge of dereliction of duty.

Parameshwara said a programme has been initiated for sensitising senior police officers on handling junior officers, particularly women.

Counselling sessions too have been organised for police in each district to create awareness about ill-effects of harassment, he added.

Brijesh Kalappa, legal advisor to government of Karnataka, said, “There are several platforms to address grievances of government officials. We are bound to work in a system. There is always  scope to come up with new policies for the betterment of officials.”

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