The privacy of citizens is important, sacred; the police do not intend to interfere: the police commissioner of Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Oct. 29 (ANI): Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said on Thursday that citizens’ privacy was of the utmost importance and that the police had no intention of interfering with it.
“As far as the privacy of law-abiding citizens is concerned, this is the most important and most sacred. No police in the country intend to interfere in this. But as regards the thugs , criminals are concerned, if we find something in their possession, we have to check what it is and that is our primary responsibility, ”Anjani Kumar said at a press conference here.
The statement comes after a video showing police officers checking people’s phones went viral in the city.
“In a few serious and sensational crime cases, where the accused is likely to flee, the police check all items found at the scene of the crime or available from caught offenders. At that point, we don’t know who the gang is. members and who are achievers. So anything that is found at the scene of evidence is immediately examined, ”he said, adding that the articles could include anything from laptops, hard drives, USB sticks and so on.
Reiterating the responsibility of the police, he said that the examination not only of the witness but also of the objects in his possession is important.
Kumar further stressed that it is important to check all items in the possession of offenders to catch those who are partners of the criminals.
“Likewise, sometimes the search is also very important. When a suspicious person is hiding at night, whose identity is not known to the police, then the onus is on the police to establish the identity. is mandatory by Indian law and in the process if he finds him suspicious he can also do searches, ”Kumar said.
Basing his statement on an actual incident, he said that during an incident in the northern area, an accused, who was being questioned, stabbed an officer with a knife when he had not been searched before. (ANI)