Kerala DGP orders inquiry into moral policing of cops

Following this, the police let off the couple after charging a petty case and levying a fine of Rs 200.

Yesterday, we reported a story of how some Kerala police officers detained of a man and woman from the Napier Museum compound in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, accusing them of indulging in "vulgar" activities. The DGP said the investigation will be headed by Thiruvananthapuram Range IG Manoj Abraham.

Commenting on the behaviour of the police personnel in a Facebook post, Behera wrote, "Police is a law enforcement agency, it is not the moral keeper of the society".

The Facebook live video shows the police personnel saying that the couple were sitting in a vulgar way and they had kissed each other.

Expressing dismay at the incident, he affirmed that no one had the right to 'disturb or harass any couple anywhere more so in public places'.




Meanwhile, the latest live Facebook video of Vishnu and Arathy has been watched over 56,000 times on the social media at the time of writing this report.

Not ready to take the flak from the police, Vishnu went live on Facebook. But instead of responding, the police forced them to pay a fine for indulging in "vulgarity" in a public place.

Soon, the video went viral, garnering over 65,000 views within six hours. To this, Vishnu demanded to know what we had done wrong. Then two male officers joined and one of them verbally abused me. He called me a "bloody rascal" and asked us to cooperate.

Explaining why they decided to make the matter public, Vishnu said: "Right from the start they were accusing us of being vulgar".

The couple, who were taken into custody by the Museum police, were later released after a case was filed against the duo for causing public nuisance under Section 290 of IPC. Police also said that the couple was arrested as they were reluctant to give their identity.

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