At least seven trainees were injured when a clash broke out between two groups of Manipur Police cadets undergoing training at the Lachit Borphukan Police Academy in Assam’s Golaghat district. A senior officer gave this information. At the academy located in Dergaon, a trainee had brought liquor from the local market during dinner, after which he and another trainee abused each other and then a scuffle started.
A senior academy official said the scuffle turned into a clash between the two groups. “Seven trainees from Manipur were injured in the fighting,” he said. Three injured have been admitted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital for better treatment while four injured were sent to the local hospital and were discharged from the hospital after initial treatment.
Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Gyanendra Pratap Singh said that the clash at the police academy took place between young trainees from Manipur. “There is no scope for anyone to deviate from the principles that guide training at our academy,” he said, adding, “Any inappropriate behavior will be addressed with strict training measures.”
Singh claimed that there was a scuffle between the trainees over the distribution of dinner. He shared several photographs of the trainees sitting on the ground in the presence of Assam Police personnel. “This matter has now been resolved,” he said. Range IGP (Inspector General of Police) and DIG (Deputy Inspector General) are accompanying the training cadets.
Manipur Police has deployed a senior IPS (Indian Police Service) officer from the state to review the situation, an academy official said. Manipur Police wrote on ‘X’ late on Saturday night, “M. Pradeep Singh (IPS), a senior officer of Manipur Police, is being deployed to Dergaon tomorrow to take stock of the situation.” The matter is being monitored and the situation is under control.