Cops suspended for complaining about 26/11 gallantry awards
Railway Protection Force (RPF) Head Constable P. N. Giri and Assistant Sub Inspector R.J. Napit were suspended from duty for reportedly revealing too much information to the media.mumbai Updated: Aug 25, 2010 01:51 IST
Railway Protection Force (RPF) Head Constable P. N. Giri and Assistant Sub Inspector R.J. Napit were suspended from duty for reportedly revealing too much information to the media.
Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Giri confirmed that he had been suspended. “I revealed the fact that the two officers who had been bestowed the police medal for gallantry and Rs. 5 lakh, were not even present when the 26/11 attacks took place at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus," Giri said.
Giri added that even though they were not armed they helped commuters get out of danger when Ajmal Kasab and his accomplice were firing indiscriminately. “The officials who have been awarded were not seen till the danger had passed,” Giri said.
V K Dhaka, DIG (RPF) said, “There are certain norms that have to be followed. Up to a certain rank, officers are not allowed to interact with the media. The two constables have violated that norm and have hence been suspended.”
In his statement, Giri claimed that the duo-senior inspector Sandeep Khiratkar and sub-inspector Kiran Bhosle, RPF outpost, were awarded medals and Rs. 5 lakh earlier this year.
Giri said that he would fight till the end to get justice and would also approach the court.