Cop suspended for being at rowdy's birthday party

By PTI Published on Feb 19, 2018 11:21 AM IST

Salem: A police inspector here has been relieved from duty and an inquiry ordered after a photo purportedly showing him feeding birthday cake to a historysheeter went viral on social media.

The police yesterday said the inspector attached to Kannagurichi police station had been relieved from the station duty and placed on "wait list" (list of officials waiting for posting) on the orders of city police Commissioner.

The inspector allegedly participated in the birthday party of history-sheeter Suseendran, facing 22 criminal cases, including murder, recently, and fed him a piece of cake.

The photograph purportedly showing the inspector feeding the cake was circulated on WhatsApp since last evening. The Commissioner took note of it and relieved the inspector of the station duty and ordered a departmental inquiry, the police added.