Aizawl, the 21st September 2020 : IGP (Hqrs.) Mizoram Police and  Chief Public Relations Officer, Mizoram Police Media Cell has issued a Press Statement as follows:

On 20.09.2020, a video clip showing some police personnel assaulting one person at Bawngkawn Traffic Point (Sairang Junction) went viral on various social media platform. In this connection, an immediate enquiry was conducted and the facts are as follows :– 

 On 20.09.2020 at around 12:30 p.m one truck bearing registration No. MZ-04 3320 proceeding from Thuampui side crossed Bawngkawn Traffic Point (Sairang Junction) and headed towards Ramhlun during a ‘no entry’ period. Traffic police personnel on duty tried to stop the vehicle by blowing the whistle and signaling the driver. However the driver continued to proceed without stopping. One of the traffic personnel chased the said truck and traffic personnel on duty at Ramhlun Industry Peng was also immediately informed and the said truck was accordingly stopped at Ramhlun Industry Peng and then led back to Bawngkawn Sairang Junction. When confronted, the truck driver charged duty personnel of not signaling him to stop and therefore did not hear any sound of whistle; he further alleged that there were no personnel on duty at the Traffic point and due to the partial lockdown in force and being Sunday, there was no ‘No entry’ timing/period.  On seeing the situation, police personnel from nearby Bawngkawn PS also proceeded to the place enquiring the matter. As the driver kept on provoking police personnel, an altercation between the driver and police personnel occurred resulting in the unfortunate incident. 

One police personnel each from Aizawl DEF and Traffic Unit were placed under suspension immediately pending departmental proceedings against them. And due to violation of Govt. of Mizoram, Dept of Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Order No. B.13021/101/2020-DMRPt-III Dated 31.08.2020 No. II (2) and the Public Notice issued by Superintendent of Police Traffic No. RO/TRF/SP-Noti-7/08/514 Dt. 31.7.2020, the Driver of MZ04 3320 is also booked under Sec 179 MV Act. 1988 and Sec 5(9) of The Mizoram (Containment & Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance 2020.