Can you file a complaint against police officers? If yes, how to file complaint against Karnataka police officers? Let’s find out more.
In India, every individual has the freedom of expression. If you do not agree with an action that has been taken, you have the right to complain about it- even if the person taking action is part of the Karnataka police force. What’s important is to go about it, the right way.
How To File Complaint Against Karnataka Police Officers On Social Media
Social media has made it very easy to complain about wrongdoing and tag the relevant people. This brings the issue to public notice. However, it is not the ideal way to complain about a police officer. Complaints on social media bring down the image of the entire police force because of the actions of a few people.
How To File Complaint Against Karnataka Police Officers – Written Complaint
Complaints against police officers should ideally be submitted by post to the chairman or member secretary of the State Police Complaints Authority. The complaint may be written in English, Kannada or any other language.
It should include the full identity of the police officer against whom a complaint is being made as well as the name, postal address and phone number of the complainant. Rest assured, your identity will be protected while the complaint is investigated.
A detailed description of the issue in question should be made. This should include the background of the case.
Once complete, the letter should be signed by the complainant. If the complainant cannot sign the letter for any reason, the left thumbprint should be affixed. This must be attested by the person who has written the complaint letter. If need be, the District Authority may also ask for the name and address of the writer.
The letter may be emailed to email@example.com or posted to:
- Address: Mr C.R Kumaraswamy, Room No. 36, Ground Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru – 560001.
- Phone: +91 80 2203 4207/20
- Address: Member Secretary, Sri. N. Shivakumar, IPS, ADGP (Grievances & Human Rights), Police Head Quarters, DG & IGP Office, Bengaluru-560001
- Phone: +91 80 2294 2105 / 222 13431