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Bihar: 175 police constables dismissed for revolting against seniors, going on rampage

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PATNA: The state government in Bihar on Sunday fired 175 police constables and also suspended quite many officials for the Friday incident in which hundreds of cops had gone on the rampage.

The action was taken after a high-level meeting held by zonal inspector general of police, NH Khan in Patna.

As many as 23 police officials were also placed under suspension, media reports said today. The IG has also reportedly ordered for transfer of 93 policemen who had been staying at the police lines for over a decade.

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The action was taken after the hundreds of trainee cops, quite many of the females, in a rare display of anger against their seniors, went on the rampage in Bihar shortly after a constable died of dengue.

The cops alleged the victim, identified as Savita Pathak, was denied leave for her proper medical treatment, leading o her death.

Angry cops took to streets and damaged around a dozen police vehicles by attacking them with bamboo sticks.

The mob also beat up some three senior police officers and ransacked their official residences. A sergeant major was seriously injured in the attacks and had to be admitted to a hospital, media reports said. They also chased seniors when they went near to pacify them.

TV grabs showed the angry female cops hitting the police vehicles with bamboo sticks, protesting on the streets and shouting slogans like “murdabad” (Down, down).

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