Kerala top cop in a spot: Court orders to book his teen son seen driving official car

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A juvenile court in Kerala ordered the Kerala police to file a case and launch a probe into the alleged incident involving police academy’s director and IGP Suresh Rajpurohit’s son who was seen driving his father’s official car inside the police academy campus.

The court advised the police to register the case under section 156(3) of the CrPC and Sect 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act and probe into the same.

The state government too had ordered a probe earlier this month when the incident came to light after television channels broadcast footage of the minor driving the official car in the campus. The committee was headed by ADGP Rajesh Diwan.

Earlier, the Kerala high court had restrained the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau from taking further action in the case citing the reason that the matter did not come under the purview of the bureau.

When the IG challenged the order with a petition, the court had asked the police whether a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act would sustain. It also asserted that if the vigilance was yet to register a criminal case on the complaint, it has to approach the vigilance court for the appropriate order.

Rajpurohit told CNN-IBN, “The court has issued an order. I will have to proceed legally only. At this stage I don’t have anything more to say. Whatever court has ordered I have to face it legally. I do not have any version now. Let the whole thing complete. Whatever has to come has come in media. Once it is finalized and all this is over, I will say what I have to say.”

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