The Kerala High Court on Saturday has asked Deputy Superintendent of Police to consider the complaints alleging that a “Black Man” roaming around at night during complete lockdown in wake of COVID19 Coronavirus outbreak.
A division bench headed by Justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Justice Shaji P Chaly has directed the Deputy Superintendent of Police of Kunnakulam to consider the complaint seeking enquiry in a petition filed by Rajesh A. Nair through Advocate VN Sankarjee,
The Counsel appearing for the State Government informed the bench that an enquiry has already been conducted by the Police, however no such incident has been found where a ‘Black man’ was roaming around at night. Moreover, there has been no report of any complaint involving thefts. The Counsel for the State Government further submitted that the allegation being raised by some persons who wish to roam around at night in violation of lockdown.
The Counsel appearing for the Petitioner opposed the arguments and submitted even after police has arrested a person, the incidents of appearance of a mysterious man is continuing.
The Counsel for the Government submitted that one person was arrested for violating the lockdown during night and another person filed a complaint alleging that he has been wrongly named as ‘Black Man’ in social media which is affecting his life.
-India Legal Bureau