A juvenile court in Kerala has put local cops in a strange place — it has ordered police to file a case and launch a probe in an incident that allegedly involves investigating their own boss.
After visuals surfaced of Kerala's Inspector General of Police Suresh Rajpurohit's minor son allegedly driving his father's official car inside the Police Academy campus in Thrissur, Juvenile Justice Board Principal Magistrate issued the order acting on a petition filed by one P D Joseph.
The court directed that a case be registered under section 156(3) of the CrPC and Sect 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act and a probe conducted. Rajpurohit is the director of the police academy.
The Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala had also ordered a probe, headed by ADGP (Training) Rajesh Diwan, earlier this month after the incident came to light. The probe was ordered after television channels earlier this month aired visuals of the higher secondary student driving a white SUV in campus. While the footage appears to have been shot from a mobile phone, it is as yet unclear who filmed the incident and sent it to the press.
Meanwhile, Rajpurohit told CNN-IBN, "The court has issued an order. I will have to proceed legally only. At this stage I don't have anything more to say. Whatever court has ordered I have to face it legally. I don't have any version now. Let the whole thing complete. Whatever has to come has come in media. Once it is finalised and all this is over, I will say what I have to say."
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