Kerala

HC declines actor’s police protection plea

She is ready to engage bodyguards

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined a plea for police protection made by actor-businesswoman Leena Mariya Paul.

The actor approached the court seeking police protection in the wake of an incident of firing by two unidentified persons near her beauty parlour at Panampilly Nagar in Kochi.

When the petition came up for hearing, counsel for the petitioner pointed out that she was ready to engage armed body guards for her personal protection.

But the police had objected to the proposal.

However, the government pleader submitted that the police had at no point of time taken any objection to engagement of armed guards by the petitioner. Besides, police had set up beat patrol in the areas.

Disposing of her petition, the court said it was open to the petitioner to engage bodyguards of her choice.

The police could proceed with the investigation of the cases filed in connection with the incident of firing.

Shattered

In her petition, she said the incident had shattered her completely.

According to Ms. Paul, though she had given a written complaint seeking police protection, no action had been taken by the police.

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Printable version | Apr 3, 2020 11:30:54 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/hc-declines-actors-police-protection-plea/article25792074.ece

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