The police officer allegedly took his wife to a firing range and offered her his service AK47 rifle to practice.

Kurnool SPs wife allegedly used his AK-47 Hyderabad HC seeks actionImage: Wikimedia Commons/Cephas 405
news News Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 09:07

The Hyderabad High Court pulled up the Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday, seeking a report on the action taken against Kurnool Superintendent of Police A Ravi Krishna.

The court was dealing with a case where the police officer allegedly 'gave' his AK47 rifle to his wife, to practice at a firing range.

Following the incident, a petition was filed, that sought directions to the AP Chief Secretary to take action against the SP for alleged misconduct. 

According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Ravi Krishna took his wife Devi to the APSP 6th Battalion firing range and offered her his AK47 rifle to practice firing, while he was serving as SP of Guntur (Urban).

The petitioner claimed that this violated the All India Services (Conduct) Rules.

The petitioner also contended that the alleged incident was a violation of the Arms Act, 1959, and stated that the gun that is given to a police officer, as part of their job, should only be used by them.

Meanwhile, the government counsel reportedly denied all the allegations. 

The court gave the Andhra chief secretary two weeks to inform it about the steps taken against the SP.

This development came a day after the Hyderabad High Court has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on Chittoor Superintendent of Police G Srinivas for passing detention orders that were in violation of the provisions of the Preventive Detention (PD) Act.

The bench was dealing with a petition filed by the wife of a detainee, Ajay Kumar, which sought to quash the detention order of the district collector and magistrate, Chittoor.

The petitioner alleged that besides the detention order, which was issued in Malayalam as her husband is from Kerala, several documents were provided only in English or Telugu.

According to the provisions of the PD act, it is mandatory for the authorities to provide all details regarding the detention of a person, in a language known to the detainee.

The HC quashed the detention order.

 

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