The Madras High Court has reiterated that the police force is a disciplined force. It clearly depicted that a person who wants to become a member of the force must have impeccable integrity.
Justice R.Suresh Kumar was announcing the orders on a batch petitions from 46 persons, whose candidature for appointment to the post of Gr.II Police Constable, Grade II Jail Warden or Fireman for the year 2017. These applications were rejected by the authorities concerned.
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As per the reports of a national daily, the judges mentioned that there has been a complete inhibition both at the application and at the time of verification with regard to the involvement of the criminal case. They added that this court is not prone to show any indulgence and the cases where the candidate involved in a criminal case deserves to be rejected out exactly.
And based on the benefit of the doubt, even in that case also, in view of explanations to clause (IV) of Rule 14 (b) of the Tamil Nadu Special Police Subordinate Service Rules, the person becomes ineligible to be considered for appointment. Court dismissed 17 petitions stating this.
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Reportedly, the judge also mentioned cases of nature where at the time of application, they did not reveal the involvement in criminal cases. In type 2, the applicants where it cannot be easily ascertained whether the acquittal has been given by the trial court concerned on the basis of benefit of the doubt or by way of complete absolution.
The report further mentioned that the judge allowed 14 petitions and mentioned that the authorities concerned should consider the candidature of those petitioners for selection and appointment to the post. He also partly allowed another 15 petitions and remanded the matter back to authorities to decide the same once again.