THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State police chief Loknath Behera has sought advice from legal experts on registering a case against former SPC T P Senkumar on the complaint against the remarks made by the latter inciting communal sentiments.
The DGP wrote to the legal advisor to the government in this regard on Monday. According to the DGP’s office, Behera had forwarded the complaint lodged by SIO state secretary K P Thoufeeq and Kerala Congress (PC Thomas faction) leader A H Hafeez to the legal advisor.
The DGP’s office said the police would register a case only after getting legal advice. In an interview to Samakalika Malayalam weekly, Senkumar had said the Muslim community should make attempts to check religious extremism from within. He had said there was ‘no sense’ talking about the RSS while discussing terrorism.
“When speaking about extremism, there is no sense speaking about the RSS. One cannot have a comparison between the RSS and the Islamic State,” Senkumar had said.
The Muslim community should not understand jihad the way it is being understood by them now and ‘love jihad’ is still being practised by a section of the Muslim population in the state.
Senkumar ‘speak’: IPS assn denies rift in ranks
Following reports of a deep schism in its ranks over former state police chief T P Senkumar’s remarks on rampant criminalisation of police top brass, the IPS Officers’ Association has come out with a clarification terming them baseless.
IG Manoj Abraham, secretary of IPS Officers’ Association, Kerala Chapter, told Express Senkumar’s remarks did not figure in the discussions at the association meeting and none of the members had voiced their protest.
“We do not take up issues concerning individuals and it is a collective front for the welfare of all IPS officers. The ‘issue’ was not discussed as no one raised it. Moreover, Senkumar is no longer in service.
Hence, we can’t discuss an issue concerning an officer who has superannuated. So there is hardly any truth in these reports. A regular meeting of the association will be held soon,” Abraham said.
Senkumar’s speech at the Farewell Parade when he said an overwhelming majority of officers in the top echelons of the police force had crimimal links compared to a negligible number in the lower ranks had stirred up a hornet’s nest. He had repeated his criticism at the farewell party organised at a city hotel.
AG nod to book Senkumar?
T’Puram: Advocate-General C P Sudhakara Prasad has reportedly given green signal to DGP Loknath Behera to register a case against former DGP T P Senkumar for his remarks against a particular community in an interview given to ‘Samakalika Malayalam Vaarika’. Unconfirmed reports say the AG has suggested to Behra there was a sufficient grounds for initiating case against Senkumar for his remarks that would lead to the spread of enmity between different religious communities. The DGP is expected to decide on the issue on Tuesday.