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Monday, December 19, 2011

Court upholds punishment for drunk cop

CHENNAI: Showing zero-leniency to a drunk constable, who was dismissed from service for having attacked an innocent bystander , the Madras high court has upheld his removal.

On February 2, 2002, constable K Chelliah assaulted Karuppiah , who was waiting to board a bus at the Kallimandapam bus stand in Dindigul district. Besides verbally abusing, the constable kicked and slapped him. Chelliah's past conduct was taken into account by the inquiry officer, who pointed out that he had been punished five times for similar misconduct.

Chelliah preferred an appeal before the jurisdictional deputy inspector-general of police, besides approaching the erstwhile Tamil Nadu state administrative tribunal against the dismissal . After the abolition of the Tribunal, the matter was transferred to the HC.

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