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    Assam Rifles Refutes IPS Officer’s Molestation Allegations

    The paramilitary force rejected the “unsubstantiated allegations” calling it "baseless, fabricated and malicious"

    The Assam Rifles have issued an official statement refuting the allegations of an AR rifleman allegedly molesting a woman IPS officer at a check post near Moreh town in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.

    In a detailed statement, the paramilitary force rejected the “unsubstantiated allegations” calling it “baseless, fabricated and malicious” and alleged the official of entering Myanmar illegally.

    “It has come to our notice that….on official duty entered Myanmar illegally and bought suspicious & unidentified goods from across the border. Video footage of her entering Myanmar and subsequently loading her suspicious goods is available with Assam Rifle, which exposes her blatant lie in her complaint that she was on official duty. Can a central government servant on bonafide duty cross over to Myanmar flaunting FMR rules… Video available at PVCP will be released to media” a statement by the AR read.

    As per reports, the incident took place on January 19th, 2020 at a check post near Moreh. The IPS officer posted as the sub-divisional police officer mentioned in her complaint, that she was harassed by an AR rifleman when she was on her way back after an official visit to Moreh with uniformed escorts.

    A separate complaint was also lodged with the Manipur State Commission for Women against the troop and his commanding officer.

    Photo Credit: @TheAssamRifles

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