Three more police officials suspended in Tanzania student assault case

Three more police officials suspended in Tanzania student assault case

Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2016-02-06 16:55 Bengaluru: Bengaluru city police commissioner NS Megharikh on Saturday suspended three policemen, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), on charges of dereliction of duty in the Tanzanian student assault case. Megharikh said the ACP of Malleshwaram sub-division Ashok Narayan Pise was suspended after the charges against him were proven in the preliminary investigation done by additional commissioner of police (West Bengaluru) KSR Charan Reddy.“I had called the ACP the day the incident took place. He said that he had taken all necessary measures. But the probe done by Reddy proved his dereliction of duty. We suspended him on Saturday,” NS Megharikh said.Two more police personnel attached with Soladevanahalli police station were suspended by the Megharikh on late Friday night. The suspended officials have been identified as chief head constable V Jagadeesh and constable CK Honnesh. Earlier, inspector G Praveen Babu and constable from Peenya Manjunath had been suspended. “So far five policemen have been suspended in connection with the incident,” a senior official said.Addl. CP Charan Reddy also revealed the arrest of two more accused persons in connection with the assault on Tanzanian students on Saturday. “Totally 11 persons have been arrested so far in the case,” said Charan Reddy.Amid arrests and suspensions, local residents of Soladevanahalli and a few pro-Kannada organisations staged a protest in Ganapati Nagar area on Saturdaydemanding cancellation of the suspension order.