Pollachi abuse: TN transfers 3 cops for botching probe

Pollachi abuse: TN transfers 3 cops for botching probe

Chennai: Under pressure to act against officers who divulged the identity of the girl who registered the complaint in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case, the Tamil Nadu government has transferred three policemen.

On Monday, the government ordered the transfer of Coimbatore district Superintendent of Police R. Pandiarajan, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pollachi R. Jayaram and Inspector A. Natesan.

The Pollachi police were faulted not only for divulging the name of the complainant but had also failed to take into custody the main accused.

The Tamil Nadu government too, in its order transferring the probe to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had divulged the identity of the complainant.

The Madras High Court has directed the government to issue a new order hiding the details of the complainant.

The Pollachi police had registered an FIR based on the complaint from a girl that she was sexually abused and robbed of gold chain by Thirunavukkarasu and his friends inside a car on February 12.

Four persons — Thirunavukkarasu, Sathish, Sabarirajan and Vasanthakumar — all in their 20s, have been accused of sexually assaulting women in Pollachi and filming the act to blackmail them for money or for physical submission for over seven years.