GUWAHATI: The Manipur police suspended Imphal East district police station sub-inspector (SI) Anuwar Hussain on Wednesday allegedly for his lapses in duty that resulted in a drug smuggler getting bail.
The sub-inspector, Md Anuwar Hussain was put under suspension by an order of the Superintendent of Police, Imphal East, on Wednesday.
According to a police source, Hussain was the investigating officer (IO) in a case related to the arrest of a suspected 72-year-old drug smuggler. The smuggler was arrested with a huge cache of illicit drugs, including 53 grams of Heroin and WY tablets (1600) along with cash Rs 12.5 lakh. The source revealed that neither did Hussain maintain proper documentation of the case nor did he make a serious attempt to arrest other important associates of the arrested drug smuggler.
The source stressed that in his report submitted to the court, the sub-inspector did not verify the claim made by the accused and told the judge that the money seized was proceeds of the sale of a paddy field. Subsequently, the accused was let off on bail.
In connection with Hussain’s suspension, Imphal East SP K Meghachandra said that Anuwar Hussain failed to conduct his duty properly and on checking the case record, it was found that there was no case dairy and no serious attempt had been made to arrest other key smugglers.
Meanwhile, the suspended sub-inspector has been prohibited from leaving the headquarters without prior permission during his suspension period.
Further, a senior police officer said, “The police department shall not tolerate such irresponsible and negligent act of officers and personnel and will act strictly against such officers and personnel to ensure appropriate legal action against illicit drug dealers and also to instil confidence of the people in the police.”