A civilian police officer (CPO) of the Kerala Police has been suspended for allegedly leaking confidential information about RSS workers from the police database to members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).
Police learned of his ties to SDPI after some of its workers were arrested in connection with an assault on a KSRTC bus driver here, a senior law enforcement official said.
“Examination of the phones of the arrested SDPI workers revealed that one of them had the CPO Anas number and was in contact with the officer and this was communicated to superiors,” he said.
A further investigation revealed that the CPO had leaked information about RSS workers from the police database to the SDPI and was suspended as a result.
The official also said that disciplinary proceedings against the wayward officer will soon begin.
Anas was the CPO at the Karimannur Police Station in Idukki District.
The KSRTC bus driver was assaulted for allegedly sharing an anti-Islam post on Facebook, police said.