ACP, constable suspended in Tanzanian assault case

ACP, constable suspended in Tanzanian assault case

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Yeshwantpur sub-division) Ashok Narayan Pise and a constable Prakash attached to Jalahalli Traffic Police Station were suspended for dereliction of duty in the case of assault on a Tanzanian student in Hesaraghatta recently.

DG&IGP Om Prakash had directed Additional Commissioner of Police (West) K S R Charan Reddy to conduct a departmental inquiry into the lapses committed by the police in handling the violence following a fatal accident caused by a Sudanese student on the night of January 31.

A woman pedestrian was killed and her husband injured in the incident. The Tanzanian student was assaulted in the post-accident violence.

Two more people have been taken into custody in the assault case taking the number of arrests to 11. The arrested include Chand Pasha and Mounesh, said the police.
The decision to suspend Pise was taken based on the recommendations of Reddy, the police said.

Officer not on spot
The officer failed to visit the spot of the incident even after violence erupted as he took the incident involving foreign nationals lightly. This earned the wrath of his higher-ups, added the police.

City Police Commissioner N S Megharik had called up Pise at 8 pm on the day of the violence. The officer told the commissioner he had taken adequate measures and had brought the situation under control.

The commissioner had directed Pise to furnish details of the incident immediately as the DG&IGP wanted updates on the situation, but he neither gave a convincing reply nor furnished the actual facts.

Megharik realised that Pise had not gone to the spot and directed him to visit the area immediately and monitor the situation.

His inability in handling the unrest and absence on the spot were proved in the investigation, which  led to the suspension, the police said.

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