|Assam Rifles deny harassment allegation by lady IPS officer|
IMPHAL, Jan 22 - The Assam Rifles authorities have refuted the allegation of harassment levelled by a lady IPS officer against an Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur.
Terming the allegation baseless, fabricated, false and malicious, the PRO, Headquarters, Inspector General, Assam Rifles (South), in a statement issued here on Tuesday, said that the woman officer and her escort party tried to bypass the designated scanning lane and also jumped the vehicle queue at a check-post.
It alleged that the lady officer along with her armed male escorts – all in civil dress – started arguing on being enquired about their identity. Despite numerous requests, the lady officer refused to divulge her identity and rather began questioning the troops who were performing their mandated duty, the statement alleged and claimed that a woman sitting in the co-driver seat started clicking photographs of the check-post, which was objected to by Rifleman PK Pandey.
On detailed investigation, it has come to notice that the lady officer who was allegedly on official duty, entered Myanmar illegally, and bought suspicious and unidentified goods from across the border, the statement added. Claiming that the security grid along the NH-102 has been strengthened due to the ensuing Republic Day, the Assam Rifles release stated that the check-post where the incident took place is the designated frisking and checking point on the said route.