While police officers are often popular in reporter’s circles either for their good performance or lack of it, this particular assistant commissioner of police in the East Zone has often captured reporters’ attention for his bizarre acts.
Top police officials who came to know of the incident were furious at the officer taking matters in his hand while his duty was just to act as per law and book the offending vehicle owner.
In another case, the officer who has not been able to force a popular late-night diner in Egmore to close down early in the night, has of late taken to the practise of dumping seized vehicles outside the restaurant to reportedly harass the patrons. Considering that the city outlets are legally allowed to operate 24x7 since last week, the officer’s act is in direct violation of spirit of the rule and seen as harassment at best.
—Venkadesan S, Chennai