An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Phullbagan police station here was suspended on Thursday for allegedly passing lewd comments at a 22-year-old woman civic police volunteer.

An FIR was filed against the 50-year-old ASI on Wednesday by the woman.

“The assistant sub-inspector, B.P. Banerjee (50), is absconding and we are investigating the case. We will take necessary steps after we finish our departmental investigation,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh.

The FIR stated that the ASI had been passing lewd comments at the woman for the past month.