Palakkad: A police constable was today suspended for alleged lapses in investigating the charges against Malayalam actor Sreejit Ravi who was arrested for indecent behaviour on a complaint from school students.
The constable has been suspended and departmental action will be initiated against three civil police officers and a Station House Officer after inquiry for allegedly delaying probe into the complaint of the students filed by their Principal, police sources said.
The action was taken following a report filed by District Collector of Palakkad pointing to the alleged lapse on the part of the constable belonging to Special Branch.
The actor had misbehaved with the students on August 27 when they were on their way to school, after which they filed a complaint to their principal.
Despite the Principal’s complaint, there was allegedly some lag in initiating a probe into the incident following which the Principal complained to the District Collector who ordered Sub-Collector to file a report, on the basis of which action was taken.
The actor was arrested under IPC Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of women) and under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual offences) Act from a film shooting location at Ottapalam.The students in their complaint had stated that the actor had taken their photo on his mobile and allegedly made indecent gestures while they were on their way to school. PTI
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