However, the cops who are deployed to conduct verification often insist on the presence of the applicant in person resulting in unnecessary hardships to the public, the circular said.
The cycle of the present violence was precipitated by the murder of SDPI state secretary KS Shan by suspected RSS workers on Saturday night at Mannanchery.
The victims of domestic violence should be informed about all legal avenues they can approach to get justice, the DGP told the senior officers in the state.
He was scheduled to attain superannuation on January 31, 2022. But the government decided to extend his tenure on the basis of the Supreme Court's recommendation on police reform.
Kant also told the court that the statements of Behera, who is now the Kochi Metro MD, and other police officers have been recorded in the matter.
The Crime Branch probing the cheating case against conman Monson Mavunkal recorded the statement of State Police Chief Anil Kanth on Monday.
These petitions carry marginal orders of the senior officers from the PHQ and are expected to be accorded priority by the officers concerned.
State Police Chief Anil Kant has issued a circular prohibiting association of officers with the real estate and sand mafias and warned them to be beware of honey traps.
Anil Kant directed the police force in the state to take stern action in cases of attack against healthcare workers.
Police said that under such circumstances, only codified, controlled measures from shop owners can reduce crowding and chances of infection at public shopping zones.