AGARTALA, Oct 19 - The Tripura Government has suspended eight police officers, including a deputy superintendent of police of West Tripura district, two days after its SP was placed under suspension, a top police officer said today.
The State Government on Friday placed Banuj Biplab Das, the DSP (HQ) and DSP (District Intelligence Bureau), Debaprasad Roy, officer-in-charge of West Agartala Police Station, sub-inspector Pradip Acharya, two personal bodyguards of former State minister Badal Chowdhury and three constables under suspension, the officer said.
Chowdhury, a CPM central committee member, has been absconding after a local court rejected his anticipatory bail application on Wednesday. He has been accused of being involved in a Rs 630-crore scam when he was the PWD Minister in the erstwhile Left Government.
State DGP Akhil Kumar Shukla, however, refused to divulge the reason behind the suspension of the eight police personnel. �This is an internal matter of the Government and I will not comment on this,� he said.
Ajit Pratap Singh, the West Tripura SP, was suspended and Raju Reang, the subdivisional police officer of New Capital Complex who was investigating the corruption case against Chowdhury, was transferred on Thursday. The Tripura Government also transferred Southern Range Deputy Inspector General Arindam Nath to the police headquarters with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, a team of top police officers on Thursday met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds charge of the Home portfolio, and demanded revocation of the suspension order of Singh and cancellation of the transfer order of Nath. � PTI