Last update: August 04, 2022, 13:08 IST
The Kerala High Court has sought a response from the LDF government and the state police on a plea that arrests and detentions for hoisting black flags in protests are illegal and unconstitutional. A bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chilli issued notices to the Kerala government, the state police chief and the SHO of Palarivattam police station seeking their stand on the plea seeking a case against the chief for hoisting black flags. Compensation has also been sought for those affected. Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in protest.
Besides, the petition has also demanded an inquiry into the alleged professional misconduct of the officers concerned who on June 11 detained two transgenders for wearing black at a function near the Kalwar Metro station here. had arrived They came there to protest. The High Court directed the counsel for the state government and the police to file a statement or counter-affidavit along with all supporting documents and has heard the matter on August 11.
The petition has also sought a direction to the police to provide the petitioner with documents related to the alleged illegal detention of transgender women. The transgenders claimed they were going to the metro station but were detained by the police as they were wearing black and the chief minister was attending an event nearby.
On the other hand, the police claimed that the two were BJP workers who had come there to protest. The Congress and the BJP staged massive protests and waved black flags in Vijayan following the revelations of gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh through diplomatic bags.
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