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Kerala HC takes Suo Motu Cognizance of News Report accusing ASI of taking bribe

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Published On: October 15, 2021 at 15:52 IST

The Kerala High Court took Suo Motu Cognizance of a News Report in which the Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) was accused of taking bribe.

The News Report accused the ASI of demanding money from the parents of two girls for releasing them from children’s home.

Highly condemning the incident, Justice Devan Ramachandran stated, “If the allegations are proved to be true, this is a serious matter. This is a dangerous game.”

The Court further ordered the Kochi City Police Commissioner to submit a sealed report in this matter.

The case is all about a couple, who migrated from Delhi to Kerala 11 years ago, accusing the Kochi Police of demanding a large sum of money to release their daughters.

According to the reports, the daughters fell as a prey of a cybercrime as alleged online boyfriend convinced the them to elope from the home.

After gaining the knowledge that their daughters are missing, the parents lodged a complaint with the Police where they were informed that the girls had boarded a train to Delhi.

However, the Police asked the parents to find their daughters themselves and the couple did that with the help of the Delhi Police and the Haryana Police.

When the girls were found, the Kerala Police was flown to Delhi and discovered that the elder daughter was sexually abused by two men.

On returning to Kerala, it is said that the Police Officers denied to return the girls, asked for a sum of ₹5 lakh and to marry their elder daughter to the rape accused.

Also, when the parents didn’t fulfil the demands of the Police, the victim’s brothers were taken into custody for harassing the two girls.

Howsoever, the ASI from his side has denied these claims.

The ASI has also stated that the brothers were taken to custody after their own sister accused them of causing constant abuse.

The matter is adjourned now and will be next heard on 25th of October, 2021.

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