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Assault Case: Traffic warden files plaint with Kochi Range IG

The woman traffic warden who was allegedly assaulted by a person here earlier this month, filed a complaint with the Kochi Range Inspector General on Monday.

Published: 26th November 2013 09:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2013 09:51 AM   |  A+A-

The woman traffic warden who was allegedly assaulted by a person here earlier this month, filed a complaint with the Kochi Range Inspector General on Monday.

The victim, Padmini, lodged the complaint after State Police Chief K S Balasubramaniam had promised investigation into the matter if the victim registers a formal complaint with high-ranking police officers.

In her complaint, Padmini alleged that investigation officers are trying to mentally torture her and that the investigation of the case is not proceeding in the right direction.

According to her, the investigating officers were favouring Vinosh, the accused person, and was trying to charge a false case against her. She has asked for 30 days’ leave from duty considering the ongoing investigation and her physical problems after the incident.

Padmini said that police did not record her statement and were coercing her to withdraw the complaint filed.

The police purposefully did not arrest the accused, she alleged.

She also demanded that the investigation officer of the case be changed.

Padmini had raised allegations against Ernakulam Assistant Commissioner, Ernakulam North Circle Inspector, North police station Sub Inspector and two other traffic policemen.

Vinosh Varghese had allegedly assaulted Padmini at the Kathrikkadavu Junction while she was posted there on duty.

After the incident, the accused went absconding. It was after the Ernakulam District and Principal Sessions Court granted him anticipatory bail that Vinosh surrendered before the police.

There have been allegations that the police did not submit a proper report regarding the matter to the court, because of which the court granted Vinosh Varghese anticipatory bail.



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