29 cops suspended for violating law in Mizoram
Aizawl, Aug 24: About 29 constables were suspended today for absconding from the training camp at Vairengte Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare (CIJW) school at Lailapur on Mizoram-Asom boundary.
The state government, in an order issued here today, said the constables were suspended on the ground of violating training laws and for indulsing in violent act.
The second battalion commandant of the Indian Reserved(IR) police of Mizoram had constituted a special task force to investigate the case.
''Their suspension would continue till the investigation is completed following which penal action would be taken against them,'' police sources said.
The state government on the orders of the home ministry had sent 673 2nd IR personnel for training under Vairengte CIJW school early this August to combat the naxal menace in Chhattisgarh.
Police sources said the main reason behind the running away of these constables was their fear to face the maoists and naxals in Chattisgarh.
Sources added the constables forced their way through the Vairengte police check gate yesterday which had been treated as a violent act.
Vairengte police was informed of the situation but were not able to control these ''inebriated constables'', who created panic among their colleagues while trying to escape, the police sources said.