Patna, Nov 4: The Nitish Kumar government has dismissed 175 policemen,.suspended 23 and transferred 93 cops. The action followed after junior policemen attacked seniors following death of lady constable recently. Suffering from dengue, the lady cop was denied leave.
What had happened
In yet another shocking incident from Bihar, a lady constable suffering from dengue died after being denied leave. CM Nitish Kumar must be ashamed of what followed the tragic incident. Hundreds of police menofficials are on a rampage here damaging police vehicles and attacking officers in which a commandant was injured. With situation becoming volatile, the state government announced Rs 11 lakh compensation for the family of the deceased lady cop and accepted demand of protestors to give government job to one family member.More than 300 trainee officials, including a large number of women, at the Patna Police Lines ransacked officers quarters after their fellow member lost her life "due to sheer negligence and inhuman authoritarian stance of her seniors", the protesters said.
They complained that they were exploited in the name of duty for hours without even being provided basic facilities. "We do duty without food, water and toilet facility. It is impossible to get leave for genuine reasons," they said.The dead official has been suffering from dengue, and had applied for leave. However, despite repeated requests she was not granted permission, a police official said.
Tension gripped the police lines in the heart of the city after the ramapaging mob damaged a temple structure nearby and general public turned on them.The protesting officials have attacked City Superintendent of Police, his Rural counterpart, Officers-in-charge at half a dozen police stations besides others.The mob even chased away seniors who approached them to pacify the situation. They pelted stones and even thrashed some of the senior officers, police said.News24 Bureau/ IANS(Photo: Internet)