AGARTALA, May 21 - The Tripura government has suspended an IPS officer and eight troopers of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) from service for breaching discipline, an official said here on Tuesday.
A Tripura Home Department official said: “Five TSR troopers last week brutally assaulted two of their colleagues, Bhojveer Singh Chouhan and Jaydeep Prashad Tawra, at the 12th Battalion TSR Headquarters in Chakmaghat.”
“Chouhan, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, had to admitted to the Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital here with severe injuries, while Tawra returned to his home in Rajasthan,” he said.
The official said after the incident came to light on Monday, the government suspended the 12th Battalion TSR Commandant Rati Ranjan Debnath, an IPS officer, and the five troopers.
In another incident, three more TSR troopers of the 11th Battalion were suspended and action will be taken against another three for negligence of duty during a protest near Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s official residence on May 17.
The TSR, trained for counter-insurgency operations, was launched in March 1984 to deal with terrorism. Seventy-five per cent of its personnel are from Tripura. – IANS