From our Correspondent
Itanagar, Aug 7: In a bizarre incident East Siang Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) B S Mehra allegedly assaulted an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police over a minor argument recently.
According to a report, the ASI and his patrolling team had caught some boys who were allegedly creating problem in the local market on August 3.
However, the boys apologized to the police and promised that they will not create any problem in future. The ASI reportedly wrote down the name of the boys and let them go. However later DSP Mehra allegedly arrived at the scene in civil dress and started querying about the students.
When the ASI explained him about the reason for letting them go, the DSP got infuriated and allegedly assaulted him. The action of the senior officer has deeply affected the morale of Pasighat police and there is also anger against such inhuman treatment meted out to a junior officer.
However, East Siang Superintendent of Police termed the incident as internal matter of police and urged everyone not to sensationalize the incident.
“There was some argument between DSP and assistant sub inspector over a matter. The senior officer has every right to take action if junior officer misbehaves. The incident is a closed chapter and everyone is back to work now,” the SP said.