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2 cops dismissed for flogging chain snatcher
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | August 31, 2007 12:42 IST
Two Bihar policemen were dismissed from the service for flogging a chain snatcher.
The incident created a countrywide hue and cry.
Mohammad Aurangzeb alias Saleem, a youth with a criminal record in Nathnagar town in Bhagalpur district, was first severely beaten up by a mob on Monday after he was caught trying to snatch a woman's gold chain.
After that, he was tied to a motorcycle and dragged along the road by two the policeman.
DIG (Eastern range) Girjanand Sharma confirmed that the two policemen -- Ramchandra Rai and L B Singh -- were dismissed. "They were dismissed for violation of human rights," Sharma said.
The government had suspended the two policemen and issued a show cause notice to them two days ago.
The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to the Bihar police, asking it for a report on the incident.