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Issue orders in writing: Ex-DGP

 Former DGP T P Senkumar on Friday said unhealthy practices can be weeded out from 80 per cent of the investigations in the state if  the top brass issued their orders in writing.

Published: 08th July 2017 01:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2017 08:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Former DGP T P Senkumar on Friday said unhealthy practices can be weeded out from 80 per cent of the investigations in the state if  the top brass issued their orders in writing.  Senkumar was speaking at a seminar on ‘Police and Rule of Law’ organised by Ernakulam Karayogam in association with Anti-Corruption People’s Movement and RTI Kerala Federation.

“In majority of the cases, the senior officers verbally give orders to  subordinates. When things go  wrong the senior officer will not own it up and subordinates end up as the fall guy,” he said. The officers should issue orders in writing at the earliest,according to Senkumar.  “If such a system is implemented, no superior officer will dare issue wrong orders to subordinates,” he said.

Former DGP T P Senkumar
at a seminar on ‘Police and Law
and Order’ at TDM Hall, Kochi,
on Friday | Melton Antony

The trouble starts when the police start implementing the rule of the ruler rather than  rule of law, Senkumar said. He also lashed out against the arbitrary transfer of police officers which will deter honest officers from going about their job with integrity.

Senkumar said it is difficult to prevent entry of criminals into the police force.

“Even though UPSC and PSC conduct the exams  in a free and fair manner, this cannot be stopped. Such officers will always extend  their reach with the help of undue influence. This can change only if there is a major overhaul of the recruitment process,” he said.  
 



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