Bihar dismisses 175 police constables, suspends 23 officials for rampage
Patna:The Bihar government on Sunday dismissed 175 police constables and suspended 23 police officials for rampaging in the city after the death of a female colleague, who was reportedly denied leave despite being ill.
More than 300 police constables had gone on a rampage here on November 2, damaging properties and attacking police officers, after a woman colleague who had reportedly been refused leave died.
Of the 175 police constables dismissed, most were trainees.
The government also suspended 23 police officials, including havildars and assistant sub-inspectors.
According to officials, the action was taken after a high-level meeting of top police officers here.
Hours after the police constables went on a rampage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked Bihar police chief K.S. Dwivedi to submit a detailed report at the earliest.