Mangaluru (Update): In the history of police department the Kankanady Rural Police along with the public staged a protest demanding to reinstate the police inspector Pramod Kumar. It is alleged that Pramod was suspended and transferred.
Speaking to the mediapersons Police commissioner S Murugan said that there was a false rumour that the inspector of the Rural Police station was transferred, suspended and action was taken against him. While the rumour spread, the public gathered in front of the police station and protested. We did not suspend nor was he transferred from the rural police station. He was on leave and he will be back on duty from December 9.
When asked why the police personnel were demanding to reinstate Pramod to the rural police station prior to the public who had gathered to protest, Murugan said that police should always coordinate and work taking the public into confidence. There was discussion on some issue but Pramod was not transferred nor suspended from duty. No one has taken any action against him. False Rumours create Chaos at Kankanady Rural Police Station. We will also investigate why the people protested and how such false rumour has spread.
Later speaking to the protesters Police inspector Pramod said, “I was not transferred nor suspended. I will join duty from December 9″. He also requested the protesters to disperse from the police station premises”. The road was blocked by the protesters for more than an hour.
Mangaluru: Police and Locals Protest, Disrupt Traffic
Update (21:51) The traffic on the Kaikamba bridge was disrupted as the protesters including locals blocked the road, demanding that Pramod be brought back to the station.
Police commissioner Murugan visited Kankanady Rural Police Station and assured the people and the station personnel that Pramod would be joining duty soon and that he had not been terminated from duty.
The protesters insisted that Pramod be brought to the station so that they could see him. Accordingly, Pramod came to the station and addressed the protesters. Speaking to them, he said, “I have not been removed from the station. I will join duty tomorrow.” He also requested them to maintain order and disperse.
Mangaluru: Kankanady Police Protest Against Forced Leave of Inspector
Mangaluru: The staff of Kankanady Rural Police Station staged a protest in front of the police station for forcibly sending a police inspector on leave, here on December 8.
According to sources, it is alleged that some days ago, a man from Ulaibettu was arrested by the Kankanady Rural Station’s police inspector, Pramod Kumar and he was kept in police custody.