Police officer had to endure abuse, threats by AIADMK member for removing banners causing traffic

Leaked audio Kanyakumari police officer threatened abused by AIADMK man for removing party banner
news Crime Friday, February 12, 2016 - 13:50

 

Udayakumar (AIADMK Member): Why did you take the banners off?

Police: Because it was disrupting traffic, where are you?

Udayakumar: How dare you do that? You know what we can do?

Police: What will you do?

Udayakumar: So what, it is Amma's photo, it has to be there! It has to be there!

Police: Are you speaking for the whole party or what?

Udayakumar: I won't leave you alone today! You dog!

This is a portion of a phone conversation between a policeman and an AIADMK worker, the audio of which has been leaked to the media.  

 

Over the last few days, banners put up by AIADMK cadres have been discussed about a lot, with the general public pouring their angst out on social media about the inconvenience caused.

But the audio of a Kanyakumari police officer being threatened by a lower rung party worker has come as a major embarrassment for the party.  

The call was made by AIADMK member Udayakumar on Friday morning questioning a police officer on how he dared to take down the party's banners and hoardings. Even as the officer stands his ground, Udayakumar can be heard threatening, harassing and calling him a dog, a rowdy and a rascal for doing so.

The call was aired on a TV channel, and while the officer receiving the threats refused to speak to us, another officer in the same station told us that it was probably circulated by a person within the department.

“The banners were in the way of pedestrians, blocking bus stops, not letting anyone walk. We do not work for any party and our decisions are not influenced by any political party. We will do our duty regardless of any party orders,” said the official.

Kanyakumari police wants to action taken against the AIADMK member. “We have been working towards making roads cleaner and beautifying areas. This is part of our agenda, so we will remove them. It has nothing to do with being for or against any party,” he clarified.  

 

Full transcript of call:

Udayakumar (AIADMK member): Hello, I am Udayakumar from AIADMK

Police: Yes tell me

Udayakumar: Why did you take the Amma banners off?

Police: It was in the middle of the road, blocking the road, why have you kept it there?

Udayakumar: Why did you take the banners off?

Police: Because it was disrupting traffic, where are you?

Udayakumar: How dare you do that? You know what we can do?

Police: What will you do?

Udayakumar: So what, it is Amma's photo, it has to be there! It has to be there!

Police: Are you speaking for the whole party or what?

Udayakumar: I won't leave you alone today! You dog!

Police: Don't talk like this, don't use this rowdy tone with me!

Udayakumar: You know we can come there to your station! You rascal! What gives you the right to remove that? You are the rowdy here!

Police: It was on a highway, we'll talk in person, you come here

Udayakumar: This is our Amma, you can't do this! Who are you to do this?

Police: You come here; we'll see what you do.

 


Here's the clip as telecast on Puthiya Thalaimurai TV:

 

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