Q.4 You are a young officer posted as the Superintendent of Police (SP) in a district. You have received information that at a party some people were harassed by your subordinate police officer. On further inquiry, you came to know that two complaints have been filed – one by the police and the other by people who organised the party. According to the police, people had gathered without permission and were not following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and social distancing norms. But on the other hand, the complaint filed by the party organisers says that police entered the private venue due to loud noise and harassed everyone at the party including women guests. According to them, your subordinate police officer even tore apart the document, which granted permission to organise the party. A video of this incident, showing your subordinate officer tearing off a document, is being widely circulated on social media platforms. Due to this, social activists want you to take strict action against your subordinate police officer. (a) Identify the ethical issues in the case. (b) What are the factors that can influence decision by competent authorities in such instances? Do you think mobilising public opinion through social media is a fair way to influence the decision in such cases? (c) As the SP, what will be your course of action in this situation? (20 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments-

  • Briefly highlight the main issue involved in the above case and link it with present context.
  • List the ethical issues in the above case.
  • Mention the factors that can influence decisions by competent authorities.
  • Give your view on whether mobilising public opinion through social media is a fair way to influence the decision in such cases.
  • Present a detailed course of action that you will take as the district Superintendent of Police.
  • Conclude accordingly.
5 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Karun Kumar Takhele
Karun Kumar Takhele
8 months ago

Ir1zuLIKkQ1gwr

image.jpg
image.jpg
Siddharth Singh
Siddharth Singh
7 months ago

Order ID: IqNPqsKSFI4p44
Staff@CD

image.jpg
image.jpg
Siddharth Singh
Siddharth Singh
7 months ago

IqNPqsKSFI4p44

image.jpg
image.jpg