Assam Police OC, SI Suspended For Assaulting Civilians

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The Officer-in-Charge (OC) and a Sub-inspector (SI) of Moran Police Station in Assam’s Dibrugarh district were suspended for allegedly beating some people a few days ago.

According to the Dibrugarh Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) – Bitul Chetia, the departmental proceedings will also be initiated against both the officers for their alleged role.

“OC Bijoy Daimari and SI Bhaben Dutta were suspended yesterday for their role in the incident. Earlier, they were put under reserve close. They will remain under suspension till the outcome of the departmental enquiry,” – stated the ASP.

Besides, two civilians accused in connection with the incident were also apprehended, but they got bail from a local court, Chetia said.

Gyandip Borgohain (35), a tourism entrepreneur based in Demow of Assam’s Sivasagar district was mercilessly tortured in Moran Police station for several hours by the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Moran Police Station – Bijoy Daimari, along with three civilians identified as – Manab Hazarika, Papu Dowerah and Dudul Lekharu.

The incident occurred when the tourism entrepreneur alongwith his team was returning from Arunachal Pradesh on October 7 and 8.

Daimari had alleged that the travellers, who were returning from the Ziro Festival of Music, had eve-teased and molested his wife at a restaurant on October 7 night.

Addressing the mediapersons, Daimari on October 8 stated that “Some force was used to make them admit to their crime.”

Borgohain allegedly claimed that police officials had abducted the operator and his team; thereby violently abusing them with guns and police batons.

Several organizations are demanding the arrest of Daimari, other accused police officials and the civilians involved in the alleged case of torture.

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