Kandhamal, August 11: The former IIC, Phiringia Police Station in Odisha’s Kandhamal district has been suspended on Friday for negligence in duty.
IIC, Tapan Nahak was put under suspension by the Director General of Police (DGP) based on a departmental enquiry.
Sources said the police station was ransacked and set on fire recently following allegations against the IIC that he connives with cannabis peddlers. While the erratic mobs were rampaging to the police station, Nahak reportedly fled away from the spot fearing a mass attack.
Following the incident, Nahak was transferred to the DPO Kandhamal, as a disciplinary action.