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IPS officer suspended in Manipur for misusing police force

The Manipur government has placed under suspension Goulungmuan Singshit, the commanding officer of 7 Manipur Rifles.

A late-night government order was issued on Tuesday in this regard. It says that the high authority had issued the order since the allegation against the IPS officer was in violation of rules. The officer could not leave the headquarters without permission.

Reports say that high district officials rushed to a paddy field at Iroishemba near Imphal on Tuesday on receipt of information that some construction works were going on in the paddy field.

Those who were engaged in the work identified themselves as personnel of 7 Manipur Rifles and reportedly said that the land belonged to the commanding officer.

The IPS officer has been accused of misusing the personnel for his personal work such as labourers for constructing his house and also to carry out his household chores.

The matter was taken up for action since Chief Minister N. Biren, who is in charge of Home.

This article has been re-edited for clarity. The police officer was suspended for allegedly using his subordinates to carry out his personal work and not as mentioned earlier.

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