Seven policemen were suspended on Tuesday for negligence during the Jat quota stir, which witnessed unprecedented violence and arson in the city.
An official police spokesperson told HT that four among the seven suspended were posted at Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu’s house, which was burnt twice by the mob on February 19 and 20.
The others suspended included ASI Ashok, incharge of police chowki in Sector 14 where Capt’s house is located, SI Balkishan, who was SHO of Urban Estate police station, and ASI Surender, the spokesperson said.
A police spokesperson said an internal inquiry against 48 policemen was on and a total of 16 policemen had been suspended, including the seven suspended on Tuesday. “A preliminary inquiry had suggested negligence on their part, so they were suspended. A regular inquiry will be conducted against them and further action may be taken,” he said.