Kochi: A Sub Inspector has been suspended for not recognising Eldo Abraham MLA during a lathicharge on CPM cadre. IG Kaliraj Mahesh Kumar suspended Ernakulam Central SI Vipin Das.
Muvattupuzha MLA Eldo Abraham sustained injuries including a fractured arm following the lathicharge on CPM activists in Ernakulam.
The district Collector had ordered an investigation into the matter and had sought explanations from the DGP.
However, the DGP gave a report the other day stating that there was no lapse from police regarding the incident. But the SI was suspended after observing that he failed to recognise the MLA.
The incident had sparked a controversy with the CPM district committee criticising the police for attacking the MLA.