New Delhi: Lawyers at Patiala House courts here Tuesday were aghast when they saw a
constable made to do frontrolls within the complex as punishment
on the orders of his officer. On the lawyers' complaint, a court
directed the Delhi Police chief to take action against the
According to eye-witnesses, around 11 a.m. Tuesday Additional
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Seju P. Kuruvilla found Dinesh
Kumar, constable in his 30s, talking on the cell phone and not
frisking the people during his duty time.
"The constable who was on duty at Gate No.6 of the court premises
was compelled to front roll from Gate No.6 to the library, about
100 metres, which is absolutely inhuman," advocates stated in
their complaint to the district judge's court.
Advocates who were eyewitnesses also alleged that Kuruvilla tore
off the badge of the constable and snatched his mobile phone and
used abusive language.
"Today at about 11 a.m, we along with many other advocates and
public saw a constable rolling and crawling on the ground in
uniform from Gate No.6. On inquiry, it was revealed that
Additional DCP Seju P. Kuruvilla has compelled the constable to do
such a humiliating and inhuman act. (He) Tore his badge, snatched
mobile phone and used abusive language," the complaint said.
The lawyers protested against the police officer and demanded
"necessary and strict action ... against the Additional DCP so
that such type of inhuman, illegal, derogatory and violating acts
are not not repeated in future".
On the complaint of the lawyers, the court directed the police
commissioner to take action against the Additional DCP.
District Judge H.S. Sharma said: "CP is directed to proceed as per
law against the erring official and report about the outcome of
the action to this court within one month from today."
Judge Sharma also directed the advocates to preserve the mobile
phone in which the constable's frontrolls were recorded.
The court granted liberty to the advocates to get a CD of the
video clipping prepared and to act against the officer as per law.
Advocates Mahender Singh Yadav, Tarun Rana, B.B. Tyagi and S.N.
Sharma requested the court to intervene. They added that staff of
Police Control Room (PCR) came to the spot but were unable to take
any action against the Additional DCP, fearing they could lose
their jobs for complaining against their senior officer.