Kochi: Ernakulam Assistant Superintendent of Police Merin Joseph IPS has found herself at the centre of yet another controversy over a photo with actor Nivin Pauly she posted on her Facebook page recently.
On Sunday, she posted the photo titled - "with Nivin Pauly...The current sensation in Kerala"- on her Facebook page. The post received thousands of ‘likes’ and that went viral on the social media. Following it, some media reports had criticised the officer alleging she had violated the protocol for uploading a photo taken when she was in uniform.
Days after the incident, the IPS officer took to social media on Thursday to break her silence over the issue. She wrote on her Facebook page that she did not react on the matter as she does not react to non-issues.
"I am pointing out that the pic was taken by MLA Hibi Eden after securing his consent and that too, during a lighter moment of laughter over a shared joke," said Merin.
She also attacked the media for sensationalising the issue. "I don't know why some dubious, unheard-of news channel, which doesn't have the slightest idea of journalistic ethics, is trying to define protocols for officers," she said.
The Kerala-based IPS officer had earlier also gone viral on Facebook for being a good looking woman.