"It’s high time to stop such disgraceful acts," he wrote on the FB post.

Police took me into custody to achieve target of petty cases Kerala man alleges in FB video
news Law Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:37

An ad filmmaker Nithin Devidas has posted a Facebook video alleging that Palakkad South police took him into custody to ‘achieve target of petty cases’.

The post addressed to the chief minister condemns the police action.

According to the post, Nithin and four of his friends were sitting at Bharat Canal on Chittur road in Palakkad on Wednesday around 8.30 pm. A police vehicle passing by, stopped near them and took Nithin into custody. When asked the reason, they were told that ‘they have to achieve the target of petty cases’.

“What a shame. It’s high time to stop such disgraceful acts. The reason for charging a case against me was that I was sitting with my friends on a bridge where traffic is less. The police are ignoring major crimes happening in the state and targeting innocent people. We had faith in your government; now it is lost. Only the police are able to do such shameful acts. Taking into custody for no reason, mental harassment at the police station, asking to blow into the breath analyser; these kind of disgusting acts of the police should be strongly protested. No other youth should go through such an experience,” the post says.

Nithin told The News Minute that the police let him off as if it were doing a favour. “Through the FB post, I wanted everybody to know that there is a target of cases for the police to achieve. At the station, they asked me to blow into the breath analsyer. But the result was negative. I was made to sit at the station for around 20 minutes. ,” he said.

The 26-year old is the creative head and director of an ad agency named Lavani, in Palakkad. He is an ad film director and script maker.

However, Palakkad SP Prateesh Kumar said that no target has been given for the police to achieve. “I will verify with the police personnel what has happened. There is no target of for them. But if a group of youth is seen at a public place during night we have to make sure that they won’t create any problem. To examine if someone is drunk or not by blowing through breath analyser is necessary, it causes inconvenience for people though,” he said.

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