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7 cops suspended for letting DSP 'trespass' into CM's residence

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Seven policemen including two

inspectors have been suspended for letting a rank enter "unauthorisedly" into 1 Anne Marg, the official residence of Minister here.

The too has been served with a show cause notice for indulging in "an act of indiscipline," said of Police K S Dwived.

The termed the incident as "an act of indiscipline" by the DSP, dismissing that dubbed it as a "security breach."

The of police in state vigilance bureau Roop Ranjan Hargave has been served with a show cause for his misconduct.

"It is not at all correct to brand the incident as 'breach in CM security', rather it was an act of indiscipline by an (DSP)," the DGP told

"How can it be termed as breach in security. He is a serving whom the people (security) know. It would have been termed as security breach if any unknown person or a miscreant or a terrorist or a person armed with weapons would have entered the premises," Dwivedi said, strongly dismissing dubbing it as security breach.

Stating that there is a clear cut directive that no one will go to the CM's official residence for his/her personal work, Dwivedi said the DSP in violation of this directive, went there where the security officials stopped him but he lied that the

to the CM has called him up.

"This is not a matter of security breach. The only thing is that the went inside the official bungalow of the CM by lying which he should not have done. This is the case of making unauthorised entry, thus indulging in indiscipline," the DGP said.

Hargave, posted with State Vigilance Bureau, did not have any appointment when he entered the CM official bungalow three days ago without any appointment, the police sources said.

Hargave also allegedly got engaged in a tiff with an on-duty at the CM's residence during his visit, they said.

The DGP termed the DSP's action as "childish" and said his action constitutes "indiscipline" from all angle - be it administrative or legal.

A show cause has been issued to the DSP as to why no departmental action be initiated against him for making unauthorised entry into the CM bungalow, he said adding that action would be taken against him based on the his reply.

Seven policemen that included two inspectors and as many sub inspectors besides a and two constables have been suspended for dereliction of duty as it was their duty to deny access to any unauthorised person, the DGP said.

When the incident happened the CM was not present at 1, He was ill and was resting in his 7, Circular Road residence. But when he came to know of the incident, he asked (Home) to take proper action into it.

The minister's security is the responsibility of the

Special Branch of

enjoys Z plus security cover. He is currently in in connection with a JD(U) programme.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 18:30 IST