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Pink Police Horror: ‘Child not Entitled to Compensation’, says State

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Munmun Kaur

Published On: December 21, 2021 17:02 IST

The Kerala Government claimed before the Kerala High Court that the 8-year old child and her father are not entitled to compensation in the alleged ‘Public trial’ by the Pink Police officer over an Accusations of Theft of his mobile phone.

The matter at hand relates to Pink Police officer CP Rejitha and the mobile phone was later found in the Police car itself. Earlier, the Court suggested that it was a fit case for granting Compensation and sought State’s views on the same.

In response to that, on Monday, the State government claimed that the facts of the case were disputed, and only in an undisputed case the Public Law remedy can be invoked to grant compensation.

They also claimed that the visuals of the alleged Incident are not available. Although in an earlier hearing, the Court played a video clip and it was also pointed out by Justice Ramachandran that the State Police Chief’s Affidavit had a mention of a video recording of the incident.

Besides this, the State government also pointed out that in its order dated 19.11.2021, Kerala High Court itself observed that “It is too early a stage for this Court to conclude whether the allegations made in this writ petition are right or wrong”.

Other allegations in the girl’s Plea were that the officer tried to disrobe her and her father in the guise of search, insulted and intimidated them, and also threatened to take them to the Police Station. She sought Rs. 50 Lakh as compensation through her Plea.

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