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TN DGP asks police personal to carry firearms while patrolling in remote and desolate areas

- November 23, 2021

Chennai, Nov 23 (BPNS)

The Director-General of Police (DGP), Tamil Nadu, C. Sylendra Babu has directed the police personal to carry firearms for their self-protection while patrolling in remote and desolate areas.

Tamil Nadu DGP said this after paying floral tributes to the slain Police Sub Inspector, S. Boominathan at Tiruchi who was killed by goat thieves while he was on a chase to catch them on the wee hours of Sunday.

C.Sylendra Babu said that instructions have been given to the police personal to carry firearms and the law states that police personal can act in self-defense using firearms against those who carry out deadly attacks against them.

While speaking to reporters at Tiruchi, the Tamil Nadu DGP said that police personal should not hesitate to use firearms under such extreme circumstances to protect their lives.

DGP placed a wreath at the portrait of S. Boominathan and expressed condolences to the family of the slain police officer at his residence in Navalpattu, Tiruchi district.

The DGP said that Boominathan had acted boldly during the situation and had chased the goat thieves for 15 kilometers to discharge his duty and had intercepted them in the early hours of Sunday.

Sylendra Babu said that Boominathan had seized the weapons from the goat thieves and had even informed their family about the theft they were indulging in but he never expected them to seize the machete and attack him fatally. DGP described Boominathan as a hero and said that he had undergone commando training and received the Chief Minister’s Police medal.

The Tamil Nadu DGP said that three arrested including the two juveniles were totally involved in the attack on the Police officer and said that video footage was used as evidence.

Sylendra Babu also expressed his thanks to the Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin for announcing a solatium of Rs 1 crore to the family of Boominathan as well as a government job to a member of his family.

The Tamil Nadu DGP said that Boys clubs were functioning in all districts of the state to indulge boys and teenagers in sports to keep them away from crimes.