KSBC MD deposes before Marad panel

Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: : Kerala State Beverages (Manufacturing and Marketing) Corporation managing director N. Sanker Reddy told the Marad Judicial Commission on Friday that the policing in Kozhikode city had totally deteriorated during the tenure of Sanjeev Kumar Patjoshi as the City Police Commissioner.

In his re-examination, Mr. Reddy, who was earlier DIG, Kannur Range, also alleged that Mr. Patjoshi took the orders and directives of superior officers in a careless manner.

Once he was reprimanded for being in the company of mediapersons in civil dress during official duty, he said.

Mr. Reddy, deposing before the Commission, Thomas P. Joseph for the second time, also said that Mr. Patjoshi had failed to complete the prosecution in the communal clashes at Marad in January 2002.

The former Assistant Commissioner of Police, District Crimes Record Bureau (DCRB) T. Ramaraj had then been instructed to complete the prosecution. As many as 70 cases had been registered on account of this.

The former Kozhikode Collectors had complained about Mr. Patjoshi's conduct and that he had been issued a memo, he said.

The former Additional District Magistrate P. S. Mohammed Sagir was also examined by the Commission on Friday.

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