A sub-inspector of Assam Police Radio Organisation (APRO) has been put under suspension for wearing a skull cap while on duty.

The sub-inspector, who has been identified as Md Choukat Ali, has been suspended after a photograph, where he is seen wearing a skull cap while on duty, went viral on social media.

Sub-inspector Ali was posted at the APRO office in Dispur, the state capital of Assam.

He has been suspended on charges of “indiscipline”, “unbecoming behaviour” and violation of “uniform rule”.

A departmental probe has also been ordered against the officer and a show-cause notice has been served.

According to a media report, the photograph was clicked on November 7 at Hajo in Kamrup Rural district.

The suspension order was issued on Monday by the superintendent of police (communication), Headquarter-II.

“SI (Opr) 198331837 Md. Choukat Ali of APRO, MCC, Dispur is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect until further order, for his indisciplined and unbecoming conduct, as he willfully violated the Uniform Rule which is serious indiscipline,” the order said.

The order further said: “Department proceeding is also drawn up against him under section 65 of Assam Police Act 2007 read with rule-66 of Assam Police Manual Pt-III and Article 311 of the Constitution of India and rule 7 of Assam Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1964 for his indisciplined and unbecoming conduct, rendering him until retention in the Police Force.”

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