The typical policemen!

12 September 2014 BBC Online


Two policemen are to be suspended for charging a one-year-old child with "coercion" ahead of a by-election in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
A police report noted that "10-12-month-old Nazim", and his father Yasin, could disrupt the peace of the poll.
Police often prepare lists of potential trouble-makers and criminals ahead of local elections and send them to the relevant authorities and courts.
Correspondents say the incident has caused outrage in the area.
Senior police official Gulab Singh told BBC Hindi's Salman Ravi that policemen in the Thakurdwara police station in Moradabad had filed the report.
"We have already initiated departmental proceedings against the concerned police officials who are to be suspended," Singh said.
"It is now clear that the police officials did not visit the area and prepared their report on just hearsay.
In 2011, a five-year-old boy in Bihar state was charged with disrupting the peace during village council elections.
This was despite the fact that under Indian law, the police cannot file a criminal case against a child below seven years of age.

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