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Police HQ revokes tainted cop’s reinstatement


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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: The police department has reviewed the case of Sub Inspector SN Roy and ordered fresh proceeding against the officer.

Speaking to The Shillong Times on Monday, Director General of Police (DGP) N Ramachandran has informed that police headquarter has carried out a review of the SN Roy case and found some loopholes.

Ramachandran also informed that the department has decided to revoke the reinstatement of Roy with immediate effect.

Earlier, as per the departmental proceeding three increments and five to six month of the officers pay were withheld but on carrying out a review it was found that the punishment meted out to Roy was not commensurate to the crime he was alleged to have committed.

Meanwhile, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police AR Mawthoh had earlier clarified that Roy was reinstated after the completion of the departmental proceeding.

“As per the rules, we cannot continue with the suspension against any police official after the departmental proceeding is over,” Mawthoh told reporters here on Monday.While informing that Roy had been asked to reply for taking unauthorized leave, he said that after being unsatisfied with his reply, they have appointed an inquiry officer to investigate into the matter.

“On the basis of the report of the inquiry officer, we have withdrawn his three increments with commutative effect and also stopped payment of the sub-inspector’s salaries from the day he had absconded till the day he was re-instated on November 12.

Mawthoh explained that the departmental proceedings should not be confuse with criminal proceedings.

“The criminal proceedings are being handled by the court. The police cannot interfere in court matters. If he (Roy) is convicted by the court then he can even lose his job,” he added.

It may be mentioned that Roy had absconded to Bihar since April 13 after taking unauthorized “sick leave”.

However, he surrendered before the Court of Judicial Magistrate M.B Challam on July 29 much to the surprise of the city police, who have been hot on his track since that time.


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