Kochi: Chalakkudy DySP K.K. Raveendran, who harassed a techie at Paliyekkara toll plaza on January 7, has been transferred to Kasargod.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala announced on Tuesday that Mr Raveendran has been shifted from the post on charges of misbehaving with the software engineer.
He also said that Pathanamthitta crime branch SP S. Saju has been posted as Chalakkudy DySP. Mr Raveendran would serve the Kasargod crime detachment
Mr Chennithala said action would be initiated against the DySP on the basis of an inquiry report.
Deccan Chronicle on Saturday reported that the DySP had harassed the youth, M.V. Hariram of Palakkad, near the toll plaza and seized the documents of the vehicle without giving any receipt.
He posted the video on Facebook and subsequently the news became viral. Mr Hariram had lodged complaints with the Home Minister, State Police Complaints Authority, Director-General of Police and Director-General of Prosecutions.
The DySP stopped the vehicle of Mr Hariram when it was found that the techie was using an alternate route to skip the toll.
The duo quarrelled over the use of the service road meant for locals. Kannur Range SP, who is in charge of the Thrissur Range, had filed a report with the Thrissur Range IG and recommended action against the cop. The Home Minister went through the report and ordered action....