‘Drunk’ cops thrash civilian in Dima Hasao’s Umrangso town; FIR registered

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9 police personnel without uniforms attach to the Dalmia cement factory in Umrangso thrashed one Paisringdao Jorasa, Junior Manager of AEGCL at 16 Kilo in Umrangso
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Guwahati: An FIR has been registered against nine policemen under Umrangso PS in Dima Hasao on Wednesday for allegedly trashing a civilian in Umrangso on Sunday afternoon.

As per the source, nine police personnel without uniforms attach to the Dalmia cement factory in Umrangso thrashed one Paisringdao Jorasa, Junior Manager of AEGCL at 16 Kilo in Umrangso.

A police complaint made on Tuesday reads that the complainant while crossing Dalmia cement factory in a bike was nearly hit by a stone by one Dhaneswar Ray while pelting stone at a street dog. The complainant then requested him to be careful as it might hurt other commuters.

Suddenly, another person which the complainant mentioned in the FIR and identified as Raju Bathari and seven others, all from the police battalion yelled at him saying “Who are you, don’t you know we are from the police, don’t try to act smart in front of us”, surrounded and start beating him from all corners and also attacked him with blunt weapons.

Subsequently, an FIR was lodged on the same day, but under the pressure of 2nd officer in charge of Umrangso PS negotiated with the victim and the culprits.

On Tuesday a fresh police complaint was made and finally, FIR was registered under sections 341, 325, and 34 of the Indian Penal Codes.

Dima Hasao SP Mayank Kumar on Thursday said that lawful action is will be taken against the culprits after investigating the matter.

Meanwhile public has alleged that the sections which have been imposed against the accused are bailable since they belong to the police, and they are entitled to bail without approaching the court.

On Thursday the Dimasa Students’ Community, Guwahati (DSCG) in a press statement condemns and tags the incident “Brutality of Assam Police Battalion personnel”.

“Nevertheless, the offence committed by aforesaid personnel will undoubtedly invite the feelings of insecurity among the inhabitants of the districts and the same let us to recall the observation made by the Supreme Court in one of the cases as “Who will police the police…?” the statement reads.

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