Delhi: Assistant sub-inspector suspended for break-in at BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s house
Assistant sub-inspector Kailash Chand, posted with the police control room, reportedly barged into Tiwari’s house with a group of assailants, who then ransacked Tiwari’s office and bedroom for more than ten minutes. The entire act was captured on the CCTV cameras installed at Tiwari’s residence.delhi Updated: Jun 05, 2017 09:06 IST
Delhi Police on Wednesday suspended an assistant sub-inspector for alleged inaction during the break-in at Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s house two days ago.
Assistant sub-inspector Kailash Chand, posted with the police control room, reportedly barged into Tiwari’s house with a group of assailants, who then ransacked Tiwari’s office and bedroom for more than ten minutes. The entire act was captured on the CCTV cameras installed at Tiwari’s residence.
Additional CP, PCR, OP Misra, confirmed Chand’s suspension. “The ASI has been suspended for misconduct. He has been sent to police lines and a departmental inquiry has been initiated against him,” Misra said.
Police, however, clarified that Chand was being suspended for inaction and not for his suspected involvement in the case. “As a police officer on duty, it was his job to keep the assailants out of Tiwari’s house and go inside himself to make necessary inquiries. Instead, he reportedly let the assailants in and did nothing to stop the rampage that continued for over 10 minutes. He has been suspended as he did not take swift action in the situation. His detailed statement will soon be recorded. We are also analysing the CCTV footage to ascertain if he had any role in ransacking the house or assaulting Tiwari’s staff,” a police officer said.
The initial probe carried out by the Delhi police indicated that the attack was a fallout of a road rage incident reported in central Delhi, just a few metres away from Tiwari’s residence. Tiwari also hinted at the possibility of a ‘political conspiracy’ against him following the Delhi municipal elections result that went in his party’s favour.
Tiwari, a parliamentarian from northeast Delhi, was not at his North Avenue home at the time of the attack. He first informed the district DCP Braja Kishore Singh and then tweeted about the incident around 2 am, claiming it be an attack on his life.
Police security at Tiwari’s house was increased after the incident. Senior police officers said that Tiwari’s personal security will also be reviewed and increased if needed.