Tamil Nadu govt. rescind Friends of Police services after its alleged involvement in Sathankulam custodial deaths

  • | Friday | 10th July, 2020

 The government order was issued after an adverse report was received from the Director-General of Police, Chennai.

After alleged involvement of Friends of Police(FoP), a community policing initiative, came to light in the alleged custodial death of a father-son(Jeyaraj-Bennix) duo, the Tamil Nadu government issued a notification rescinding all activities of Fop across the state.

It is estimated that there are 4,000 active FoP volunteers in police stations across Tamil Nadu. The probe by the Tamil Nadu’s Crime Branch-CID into the deaths of shopkeeper P Jeyaraj and his son J Bennix in Sathankulam police station on the night of June 19 has zeroed in on the alleged role of six FoP members who had been “helping the Inspector and Sub-Inspectors in routine affairs”.

 The government order was issued after an adverse report was received from the Director-General of Police, Chennai.



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