Now that the 'enquiry' for a remark by a stressed policeman is over, it is time for 'action'.
The good news for Pradeep Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Kozhikode city is that his comment against Rahul Gandhi was not recorded on the wireless set. But the bad news is that the whole of the control room in Kozhikode has heard it.
On October 7, Rahul Gandhi ventured out of his guest house after 9 pm to enjoy some Malabar cuisine in Kozhikode. The state police, unaware of this programme of the VIP, had called it a day, after 10 hours of VIP duty.
According to the enquiry report, the assistant commissioner when called back to work, said in Malayalam, "Doesn't the VIP have any other work? Where do we find this 'friend' now?"
"A policeman under extreme stress cannot lose his cool," said RPC Nair, Retd DGP, Kerala.
Sources in the police say the officer's remark doesn't call for suspension, but a cautionary reprimand. And the cop's annual assessment is likely to show poor code of conduct.