Police asks citizens to investigate!

In the issue dated May 5, Brig (retd) R S Murthy reported on the illegal dumping of debris on 27th and 28th main road in HSR layout. Members of Sector II RWA clicked pictures of illegal dumping incidents.

Sanjiv Balgopal, on behalf of the association, had sent a complaint to the HSR layout police station on April 8th, 2012. He asked the police to investigate and take action. The letter contained number plate details of the truck and dumping, along with a CD containing pictures.

In return, a month later, on May 7, Balgopal received a summon notice from the sub-inspector of police, HSR police station! Not satisfied with the citizens’ letter, Srinivas Reddy, Inspector, asked Balgopal to go to the spot, investigate and submit a first hand report instead.

Speaking to Citizen Matters,  Reddy would only say that the citizen to whom the notice was issued had not responded. He declined further comment.

Balgopal confirmed he has not gone to the police station. “I do not want to get dragged to the police stations and courts every now and then as an individual,” he says.

The citizens merely wanted the police to investigate a public problem, and this is now deadlocked with the police. Citizen Matters has a copy of the summon issued by Inspector Reddy.

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