On Thursday, the ADGP’s daughter was booked for allegedly beating his driver Gavaskar.

48 hours after daughter booked for alleged assault Kerala ADGP Sudhesh Kumar removed
news Police Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 13:27

ADGP Sudhesh Kumar whose daughter has been booked for abusing and beating up a police driver, has been removed from his post. Sudhesh Kumar was Battalion ADGP. 

According to reports, no fresh appointment has been given to the officer. “He has been removed and ADGP Anantha Krishnan has been given the additional charge of Battalion ADGP,” police sources confirmed to TNM.

Sudhesh Kumar's daughter Sniktha was booked by the Museum police on Thursday for beating up police driver Gavaskar. Police have also booked Gavaskar, based on Sniktha’s complaint.


Altercation between Kerala police driver and ADGP’s daughter, both get booked

The ADGP and his family are also accused of making police personnel do their household chores.

Gavaskar’s wife Reshma and his sister Muthmaz met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanding action in the case. Office bearers of the Police Association and Police Officers Association also met the CM requesting action. The CM has promised to look into the issue.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Gavaskar who is admitted at the Medical College Hospital Thiruvananthapuram, has sustained injuries as per the medical report. District Crime Record Bureau Assistant Commissioner Prathapan Nair R is investigating the case. He will record Gavaskar’s statement on Saturday evening at the Medical College.

Former DGP TP Senkumar told media on Saturday that when he was state police chief, he had taken action to end the orderly system in the police. “Senior officer should take strict measures to end it. It should be developed as a system, only then it can be sustained,” he said.

The Complaint

On Thursday morning, Gavaskar dropped Sniktha for her morning walk at the Napier Museum compound in Thiruvananthapuram city. 

Sniktha allegedly verbally abused him when he was slightly late to pick her up after her walk. Gavaskar refused Sniktha’s demand that the keys of the vehicle be handed over to her. He said that he won’t be able to hand over the key as it is an official vehicle.

Gavaskar has been booked under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to woman's modesty), which is a non-bailable offence and Section 294 (obscene act).

Meanwhile, Sniktha has been booked under IPC Section 332 for voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty. This is also a non-bailable offence.


'Tied and beaten up': Police driver's revelation about senior cop opens can of worms in Kerala


Show us some love and support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.