After Brawl, Kerala Cop's Daughter, Police Driver Both Charged

Gavaskar, who is attached to the Special Armed Police (SAP) camp in Thiruvananthapuram, has been working as a driver for the ADGP, head of the Armed Police Battalion.

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After Brawl, Kerala Cop's Daughter, Police Driver Both Charged

The woman had reportedly assaulted the police driver with her mobile phone.


Thiruvananthapuram:  The official driver of an IPS officer in Kerala has accused his daughter of manhandling him following a quarrel and filed a complaint. The woman, in her 30s, has also filed a counter-complaint and a case was registered against the Assistant Director General of Police's (ADGP) driver, Gavaskar, who is undergoing treatment at the district hospital in Thiruvananthapuram for the injury he suffered in the alleged attack yesterday, police said.

Gavaskar, who is attached to the Special Armed Police (SAP) camp in Thiruvananthapuram, has been working as a driver for the ADGP, head of the Armed Police Battalion.

In his complaint, Gavaskar alleged that the ADGP's daughter had verbally abused him and hit him on the neck and shoulder with her mobile phone after he had picked the woman and her mother for a morning walk, according to the complaint.

The woman was miffed over the delay in bringing the car, and allegedly abused the driver and thrashed him when he requested her to stop the verbal abuse, Gavaskar said in his complaint.

The driver went to the district hospital for treatment and filed a complaint later.

According to the police, non-bailable cases have been filed against the both of them. The woman has been charged for voluntarily causing hurt or obstructing the duty a public servant, whereas the driver has been charged for use of criminal force to outrage the modesty of a woman.

The incident has kicked up a row as more police personnel, deployed as camp followers for the personal service of senior officers, have complained against ill-treatment by the higher-ups and their families.

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