Bail petition of one of the accused dismissed

The police on Friday drew flak from the Kerala High Court for the alleged apathy on their part in taking action against several police officers involved in a case relating to human trafficking through the Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery.

Justice P.D. Rajan criticised the police while dismissing a bail plea of Abdul Hameed Savad, second accused, in the human trafficking case. The court observed; “it is seen that the police have located several police officers involved in the crime at the initial stage of their investigation but no action was taken against them even after the intervention of the ADGP” (Additional Director General of Police).

The court reminded the police that in cases where the identity of the accused were not known, earnest efforts should be made to locate the accused. The police had to collect evidence and submit them before the court. The investigators should always be vigilant.

The court said the most important job of the police was to locate the persons who had committed crimes through proper investigation. The crime branches under the ADGP could not identify all the persons involved in the case and bring them to the court.

The power of the arrest and search given to the police had not been properly used by the police in this case.

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