Three police officers were suspended after a DYFI leader, who was arrested for attacking BJP members, posted on social media a selfie from the police station wearing a sub-inspector’s cap.
The selfie, which might otherwise come across as a harmless one sparked controversy as the leader, Midhun alias Ambily, was under police custody at the time when he took the police officer’s cap to strike a pose.
According to a Times of India report, Grade ASI Anil, Vinod and Jayan are the officers who were suspended on Tuesday.
Earlier the DYFI regional secretary Midhun alias Ambily (23) got suspended from his party for posting the picture in social media.
Ambily had shared the picture with his friends over WhatsApp but later the photo went viral on social media, after N Hari, BJP’s Kottayam district President posted the same photo on his Facebook page. He captioned the picture saying: “Police provide a warm welcome to Ambiliy, who is a history sheeter and a CPI (M) goon from Kumarakom.”
With the inputs from outlook