Kerala CM warns cops against third-degree torture

Kerala CM warns cops against third-degree torture

Agency News

Kannur, Sep 2: Giving stern warning against the cops involving in third-degree custodial torture as part of criminal investigations, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi VIjayan on Monday said such 'isolated incidents' of malpractices in the police force should be totally stopped.

Inaugurating the 31st State conference of Kerala Police Officers' Association (KPOA) at Mundayad Indoor stadium here, Mr Vijayan said stringent action would be taken against those police men involved in such incidents. As such malpractices would defame the entire force, Mr Vijayan further said instead of applying third -degree torture, intelligent and scientific methods should be applied during investigation process.

The Government would safeguard the police men who carry out investigations in the correct manner, while those who erred will not be protected, he said. Minister for Ports and museum Ramachandran Kadannappally, Director General of Police Loknath Behra, KPA State President DK Prithweeraj and General Secretary C R Biju addressed the gathering. (UNI)