SP Abdul Khan, the deputy director of Operations has been indicted for uttering the words “take the rank and shove it up your ass” to SSP Ravi Narayan, the Chief of Staff.
Eye-witnesses at the Police HQ say SSP Ravi Narayan summoned SP Abdul Khan to his office to question him about a text message that was sent to the Force.
A woman had complained SP Khan was rude to her at Albert Park during an incident during the Hibiscus Festival.
In normal routine work, Narayan should have referred the complaint to Khan’s boss, the Director Operations SSP, Rusiate Tudravu, or the Chief Operating Officer, SSP Henry Brown.
But insiders say it wasn’t Narayans’ duty to seek an explanation from Khan.
The discussion between the two heated up with Narayan threatening to suspend Khan.
It's then that Khan took off his rank insignia and put it on Narayan's s table, telling him “take the rank and shove it up your ass”.
Eye witnesses say it was an unprecedented scenario - a junior officer with the guts to talk back and react like l Khan did to Narayan.
Two hours later after the incident, Khan received a letter informing him that he was being suspended pending an inquiry, and possible indictment.
The letter to Khan apparently states that he cannot enter any Police premises.
The Commissioner of Police was to have been briefed on this incident on Wednesday.