Karnataka cop suspended over brawl with CRPF commando

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Belagavi, April 30 (IANS) A police sub-inspector involved in scuffle with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commando Sachin Savant’s in Karnataka’s northwest region has been suspended.

“One sub-inspector has been suspended. Law will take its course,” state northwest range Inspector General of Police Raghavendra Suhas told IANS, here on Thursday.

On April 23, a scuffle broke out between Savant and two policemen over wearing a mask. Savant was outside his home without a mask in Examba village near Sadalga town, 590 km northwest of Bengaluru.

Savant belongs to 207 Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA), one of the 10 elite units of the CRPF, formed for jungle warfare against Maoists.

Suhas said the matter was sub judice.