Chennai: The Madras high court has directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to pass orders within two months, soon after the inquiry, which is being conducted, is completed, on the representation, which alleged corrupt activities by two police officials by permitting prostitution in the city.
A division bench comprising Justices S. Manikumar and Subramoniam Prasad gave the directive on a PIL filed by Y.Akbar Ahmed.
According to petitioner, he came to know through a newspaper report dated May 16, 2018, that two Inspectors of Police (Sam Vincent and Saravanan), anti-vice squad, who earned lakh of rupees in collusion with pimps to run prostitution in the city and after a probe, the said inspectors were transferred by the Commissioner of Police to other police stations respectively. The said officers were confirmed to be involved in receiving lakh of rupees to allow the prostitution business in Chennnai. They were proven to be unfit to remain in public service, he added.
He said they will be disastrous to the common public, as delinquent and corrupt officers cannot remain in public service, and they will harm the public, when they approach them for help in the police stations. The two officers should be suspended from service permanently or they should be forced to retire compulsorily.
As they were unfit and delinquent officers who disgraced the police department, he requested the authorities to conduct an enquiry into the matter and take action against them under the provisions of Immoral Trafficking Act and other provisions of law. He also requested the authorities to suspend them. He sent a representation to the authorities to register a case and to file a chargesheet against the two police officers and to suspend them till then, he added.