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MP cop suspended for taking part in Apr 2 protests

Press Trust of India  |  Morena (MP) 

A police allegedly seen with agitators involved in damaging rail tracks during the nationwide protest on April 2, called by outfits, has been placed under suspension, a said.

of Police (SP) Aditya said that police Vinit Maurya, who was posted at the city's station, has been suspended after a video, in which he is allegedly seen participating in the protests at a local railway station, went viral on social media.

Agitators, during this protest, had damaged railway infrastructure and had pelted police with stones, he said.

A case in this regard was also registered at the local station on that day.

station in charge Haricharan Lal said, "In the video, the (in civil dress) is seen participating in stone pelting and other unauthorised acts along with a mob of protesters."

Protests across the country were organised on April 2 against a order of March 20, which agitators claimed diluted certain provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Eight people were killed in during the protests.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 14:30 IST