‘Moral Police’ will be treated as criminals: Thiruvanchoor

Published: 29th July 2012 08:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2012 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has warned those who try to act as ‘moral police’ that they would be treated as criminals.

Inaugurating the state conference of the Kerala Police Officers Association here on Saturday, the minister said anybody with “five-feet-five-inch height and sporting a turban” could not function as police.  Stern action would be taken against the self-styled moral cops, he added. Pointing out that the police force in the state has been elevated to the status of the best police force in the country, Thiruvanchoor said that every police official has the duty to hold aloft this honour.

This is the result of the combined efforts of the cops, and the Director General of Police has played a significant role in obtaining this distinction, the minister added.

Honest officials in the Police Department often had to face criticism from a section of people. But this shouldn’t be taken seriously. The basic duty of the police is to maintain law and order in the state and the government has to offer protection to their lives also, he said.

DGP Jacob Punnoose, who is going to retire from the service, was presented with a memento at the function. Babu George, state vice-president of the KPOA, presided over the conference.

Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan, Thrissur Range IG S Gopinath, ARC Commandant Abdul Nissar, Sunny Joseph MLA, K V Krishnan and U Preman were among those who spoke.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp