ADGP: Women cops broke rules

ADGP Mr P. Chandrashekaran has said that the two women civil police officers at Sabarimala had violated the High Court’s judgment when they had accompanied Minister Mr K.P. Mohanan and his team on the Neelimala stretch on Monday.

Traditionally, women between 10 and 50 are not allowed to climb Sabarimala.

The report submitted on the issue by Pampa Police Controller Mr S.P. Valsan stated that the officers had climbed till Sabaripeetom as it was recorded by CCTV cameras installed at various places along the Pampa - Sannidhanam stretch.

The violation might have taken place due to the ignorance of the police officer on duty.

The women cops were directed to accompany the team led by the Circle Inspector, Mr Muhammed Riyas, who was on duty at the Pampa Ganapathy Temple. A written explanation on the incident has been sought from the officer, the ADGP added.

He also said that no action would be taken on the women cops as they had only obeyed the orders of their senior officer. Further action on the senior officer would be taken after he submitted an explanation.

The incident had become controversial when pilgrims had protested at Sabaripeetom after they saw the civil officers accompanying the group of aged women who were with the minister.


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