Police Under Political Pressure in Nalapad Case: Former Top Cop
In an explosive revelation, BNS Reddy, former Inspector General of Police, Karnataka on 1 March said that the police officers investigating the assault case by Mohammed Haris Nalapad, son of Congress MLA NA Haris have been put under pressure by some political elements.
The retired IGP demanded that the call records of police officers probing the case be made public in order to restore the citizen’s faith in the law and order machinery. “I demand a court monitored probe and want a suo moto case registered against those trying to influence the medical investigation. Citizens faith needs to be restored in the law and order machinery,” he said.
Initiating a campaign called ‘Bhayamukta Bengaluru’ to increase citizens’ role and responsibilities in fighting crime in the city, BNS Reddy, the former top cop put forth several of his concerns during a press meet in the city. “Why did Farzi Cafe management remain mute spectators? What were the bouncers at the pub doing? Why, over 50 security guards at UB City watched helplessly? Make the call records in the case public,” he questioned.
The former IGP said that there is a lack of trust among people and that policing could be improved only if people participated in it as responsible citizens.
BNS Reddy who once served as DCP Central covering the Shantinagar area which is part of Haris' constituency said, “People are scared into submission and ignoring such things. That is why they became mute spectators to the reign of terror unleashed by Mohammed Nalapad. Bengaluru has to fight back, its citizens have to ensure that the respect for law is maintained”.
The police also added ‘attempt to murder’ to the list of charges against Nalapad on 21 February. Vijay Hadagali, police inspector at Cubbon Park Police Station was suspended in the wake of the incident. He surrendered himself at Cubbon Park Police Station on Monday morning amid high drama.
The police also added ‘attempt to murder’ to the list of charges against Nalapad on 21 February. Vijay Hadagali, police inspector at Cubbon Park Police Station was suspended in the wake of the incident.
(Published in an arrangement with The News Minute)
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