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Tamil Nadu: SI awarded `5L compensation for humiliation

Tamil Nadu: SI awarded `5L compensation for humiliation

Madurai: The Madras High Court Thursday ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to a sub-inspector for being illegally detained and humiliated by his superior.

A division bench of the court's Madurai bench, comprising justices S S Sundar and C Saravanan, issued the order based on SI V Kumaravel's plea that he was in uniform when he was illegally detained for 30 minutes on August 1, 2000.

Moreover, the DIG report revealed that a criminal case registered against Kumaravel was motivated, and was done at the instance of police officer John Rose, he submitted.

The judge said the illegal detention of an SI in uniform was definitely an act of humiliation.

The SI was also humiliated when he had gone to the Virudhunagar SP office to complain about his frequent transfers by officer John Rose, then an ADSP.

The SP's driver did not let him meet the officer, and there was a heated exchange.

A charge memo was issued for shouting at the driver and he was detained.

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