Six trainee cops from Bihar suspended for alcohol run to Jharkhand

  • Avinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Apr 09, 2016 09:56 IST
Alcohol consumption in India has increased by a worrying 55% over the last two decades – between 1992 and 2012. (HT photo)

Five trainee policemen, who took oath to shun liquor on April 5, landed up in jail on Friday after they got into a brawl in inebriated condition. The sixth policemen of the group fled from the spot and hunt is on to locate him.

The cops had fled from the training centre at Banka for Deoghar (in Jharkhand), where they consumed liquor.

On their way back, they stopped at a road side dhaba under Chaandan police station in Banka district of Bihar for food, where they had a scuffle. Finding the cops drunk, the locals retaliated. The cops fled from there but by that time the information had reached the police.

All the five policemen are now under judicial custody. The police department has begun process for their dismissal, as they broke the pledge.

Banka SP Satya Prakash said the six trainee constable-Rajesh Ranjan, Pramod Paswan, Vickky Kumar, Sumit Kumar Ranjan and Mukund Kumar-had been recruited on compassionate ground and were undergoing training.

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