Manipur cop suspended for thrashing differently abled person


Imphal: One sub-inspector posted at Irilbung police station has been suspended for his ‘misconduct and dereliction of duty’ on Saturday.

The suspended police personnel is sub-inspector Th. Bungbung.

In the suspension order issued and signed by superintendent of police, Imphal East, Ksh. Shivakanta Singh mentioned that the personnel was suspended in excise of power conferred upon him under Rule 66 of Assam Police Manual Part-III.

It mentioned that the suspension order will be effected immediately until further order. It said during the period of suspension, the headquarter of sub-inspector Bungbung will be Reserve Line, Porompat, Imphal East and he will not leave his headquarter without obtaining the prior permission of superintendent of police, Imphal East district. He will be entitled subsistence allowance as admissible under rules during the period of suspension, it added.

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Earlier Disable Development Association had expressed that a 48 years old man, Md Abdul Hakim of Keirao Makting area with locomotors issues along with his son was allegedly assaulted by police officers inside Irilbung police station on March 14 after refusing to withdraw a forgery complaint filed before the police station.

Hakim was hospitalised at JNIMS.

As he refused to withdraw the case, the IO identified as Md Hantif Shah and 2nd OC of the police station SI Bungbung started assaulting him by kicking off his chair and hitting him and his son with canes, Hakim narrated the incident before the reporters at Manipur Press Club, Imphal on Thursday last.

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On March 15, a formal complaint was also lodged to the DGP and the SP, Imphal East for legal action against the two police officers on grounds of manhandling a physically handicapped person and taking bribe from the opponent party.

The association demanded justice against such harassment to a differently abled person and appealed to the state government to initiate stringent action against the two police officers for their criminal act.


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