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Cop suspended for sharing morphed picture of PM on WhatsApp

Press Trust of India  |  Khagaria (Bihar) 

A here was suspended for allegedly sharing a morphed picture, with an objectionable caption, of on a group, a said today.

According to of Police (SP), Khagaria, Meenu Kumari, the order of suspension of Mohammad Islam, who was posted with the station, was passed by DIG, Munger Range, Vikas Vaibhav yesterday.

The matter came to light a few days ago when a message was shared from Islam's mobile phone on a group run by the traders' cell of the ruling (United) in Bihar, she said.

The message contained a photograph of the PM shaking hands with terror attack mastermind with the caption "dekho kaun deshdrohi hai" (look who is the traitor), she said

The matter was reported to Vaibhav who held that the inspector's alleged act was in violation of the Servants Conduct Rules, 1976, Kumari said.

The DIG, therefore, cancelled the order, dated January 6, of Islam's transfer to Bagaha in district, directed a probe and ordered that he be placed under suspension, the SP said.

However, the has claimed, "The message was not sent by me. It was sent by my grandson without my knowledge".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 15:10 IST