‘Those with criminal past cannot join police`
Kochi: Kerala High Court Friday made it clear
that those securing jobs in the police force will be barred from training if found to be having criminal antecedents.
The uniformed discipline force of police can "ill afford" the presence of a criminal or a probable criminal in its cadre, the court held, disposing a batch of petitions filed by
police constable appointees, who were denied training on
the basis of criminal antecedents.
A division bench comprising justices Thothathil B
Radhakrishnan and C T Ravikumar said it may also be a case
where there would be a conscious infiltration into the
training camp of the police by persons of criminal antecedents
using the "lethargy of the state government" to issue
verification reports on time.
"Just as a drop of poison destroys the milk, similar is the case with the uniform force also," the bench held.
The court said it would not be in public interest to
permit entry of the tainted trainees without the final word of
clearance by ADGP Intelligence.
Kerala state will be at liberty to retrench persons who have been identified for retrenchment.
If adverse report came from ADGP Intelligence, such
persons shall not be retained in service unless order of
acquittal was completed with clearance of competent authority.
Any failure in compliance of the judgement could result in DGP and other officers being held personally liable,
the court held.
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