Police land in soup for not returning impounded trailer

D Sathish Kumar of Royapuram owned a lorry with a trailer, which was used for transporting goods from the harbour to other places.

Published: 12th July 2013 09:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2013 09:03 AM   |  A+A-

A lorry owner has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Commissioner of Police to return his lorry and trailer which were impounded by the police.

D Sathish Kumar of Royapuram owned a lorry with a trailer, which was used for transporting goods from the harbour to other places.

While the lorry was carrying goods, it was intercepted by Kasimedu inspector Udhayakumar on March 20, 2013.

Despite showing the necessary documents, the vehicle was detained at the police station on the pretext of verification.

Subsequently, when Kumar went to the police station to take back his vehicle, he was shocked to see the trailer missing. The personnel manning the station did not give any proper reply.

On the other hand, he was threatened with serious consequences.

Sathish Kumar then lodged a complaint with the City Police Commissioner on April 10.

In his criminal original petition, Kumar contended that the police had seized his vehicle without any authority, with the dishonest intention of enriching themselves.

The trailer was sold out and the proceedings had been shared among the police personnel, he further alleged.

As there was no action on his complaint, he moved the High Court with the present petition for a direction to the CoP to register an FIR on his complaint, to take action against the personnel involved and to return his lorry with the trailer.

Justice R Subbiah issued notice to the City Police Commissioner, returnable by a week.

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