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Madras HC order:TN Police repatriates 210 policemen from domestic service of police officers

- June 30, 2022

Chennai, June 30 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu police have repatriated 210 policemen who were working as orderlies in the residences of IPS officers and other senior police officers. Even retired police officers were using the services of these policemen.

However, sources in the state police told BPNS that about 150 policemen are yet to report back to duty in addition to the 210 who are already back in service.

It may be noted that the Madras High Court had in a landmark judgment on June 22 lashed out against the practice of trained, educated policemen being deployed as orderlies in the residence of senior police officers including IPS officers as also retired police officers.

Justice S.M. Subramaniam of the Madras High Court in the judgment said that  Orderly practice would demoralize the police force and using a personal belonging to a uniformed service for domestic work of senior officials is illegal and amounts to misconduct.

The court also pointed out that despite receiving a monthly allowance to appoint domestic help, police officers were misusing the uniformed service.

Tamil Nadu DGP, C. SylendraBabu told media persons on Thursday that the state police have complied with the court orders and have directed all the SB-CID policemen to be back into their mother units.