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Remark on Biharis spurs exam boycott

Around 400 policemen writing their departmental examination at local Ved Vyas College here on Tuesday boycotted the second half to protest against the alleged misbehaviour of the centre superintendent.

The agitating 391 constables, drawn from Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Saharsa and Madhepura, while raising slogans against the centre superintendent, Daljeet Singh, demanded his immediate removal from the examination process for his alleged remarks against Biharis.

Daljeet Singh, a Bihar-cadre IPS officer, who was drafted here to act as the centre superintendent for the policemen’s departmental examination, is the principal of Constable Training School, Nathnagar, Bhagalpur.

According to sources, there were rumours at the examination centre around the expulsion of 12 policemen on Monday and Tuesday’s examination. The centre superintendent’s alleged uncharitable remarks against Biharis instantly fuelled trouble, leading to the examination boycott.

Agitating policemen also alleged that they were intimated at the Singh’s behest that the examination slated for August 27 would be held on Tuesday itself in the second half.

On being apprised, Madhepura police superintendent (SP) Anand Kumar Singh reached the examination centre and tried to pacify the agitators but failed.

The SP, however, refused to comment when asked about the allegations of constables against the centre superintendent.

Uncertainty prevails over examinations scheduled to be held up to September 2.