Dis­ci­plinary ac­tion against AR con­sta­ble for ad­dress­ing pub­lic dur­ing jal­likattu

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Chennai: Dis­ci­plinary ac­tion has been ini­ti­ated against con­sta­ble Mathi­azha­gan of Armed Re­serve for supporting the jal­likattu protest, by ad­dress­ing the pub­lic in uni­form at Ma­rina beach 11 months ago. He was posted on duty at Ma­rina beach dur­ing the jal­likattu protest for two days. He came into lime­light, when he took over the mike and ad­dressed the gath­er­ing. He got more ap­pre­ci­a­tion when he crit­i­cised PM Naren­dra Modi for not lift­ing the ban. He said he rep­re­sented those from po­lice in which most of them shared the same view. His videos went vi­ral on so­cial net­work­ing sites. The then deputy com­mis­sioner of My­la­pore, had as­sured that no ac­tion would be taken against the con­sta­ble for ex­press­ing his views. How­ever, six months later, he was called for a de­part­men­tal en­quiry. ENS

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