Chennai: A youngster who approached the Madras high court after he was selected for appointment in Border Security Force but could not get No Bad Antecedents certificate from the local police, as his name figured in three FIRs without his knowledge, got reprieve with court directing the police to give the certificate expeditiously after the police officer, who conducted the investigation, informed the court that he was not involved in any of the three crimes.
Justice P.N. Prakash, before whom the inspector of police revealed the information, said, “This court places on record its appreciation to M. Suthesan, inspector of police, Eraniel police station in Kanyakumari, for conducting a fair probe so that the life of a promising youth, who is ready to join the Armed Forces and serve the cause of nation is not jeopardised”.
K. Udhayakumar was selected for BSF in May 2017. When he approached the local police in Kanyakumari for issuance of No Bad Antecedents certificate, he was informed that three FIRs were pending against him without his knowledge. He contended that he was never involved in the alleged offences and that the FIRs were registered against 40 individuals belonging to the Hindu community in the village in connection with some disputes with the members of the Christian community.
In all the three FIRs, his name has been shown as the 31st accused. He was not present at the scene of occurrence and became aware of the FIRs only when he approached the authorities for “No Bad Antecedents” certificate. On instructions, additional government pleader informed the court the investigation conducted by the police in three cases disclosed that the petitioner was not involved in the offences directed the police to file an alteration report in all the three cases.
The judge directed police to file an alteration report in all the three cases before the Judicial Magistrate, Eraniel, deleting the name of the petitioner from the FIRs in two weeks and issue necessary certificate to the petitioner expeditiously....