One-man panel to probe assault on doctor

Staff Reporter/Correspondent DIMAPUR/KOHIMA, APR 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/4/2020 1:24:24 PM IST

State government has constituted a one-man inquiry committee to probe the alleged assault on Dr. Nosezol Sezo, senior medical officer community health centre Medziphema, by Special Task Force (STF) personnel at Purana Bazar, Dimapur on April 3 night.

Sources told Nagaland Post that the committee would headed by ACP “A” division Dimapur, Seyiesezo Peseyie. The officer has been directed to conduct thorough probe and submit the report at the earliest. 

Meanwhile, following the April 3 night incident, STF has been replaced by 9 NAP (IR) to enforce the total lockdown in Dimapur.

State deputy chief minister Y Patton, who also hold home portfolio, expressed dismay over what he described as “unfortunate incident” and said that the state government was taking immediate measures. He also said that an inquiry committee has been formed to investigate the matter.

Taking to twitter, Patton said “At a time when our doctors and health workers are working overtime to ensure our safety, this is unacceptable.” He said that actions would be taken against those found guilty. “What happened yesterday evening should not have happened in the first place. We will see that such things are not repeated in the future,” Patton said.

While appreciating their hard work and sacrifice,  Patton at the same time appealed to the police personnel manning the streets, to discharge their responsibilities diligently and make sure that nothing should taint their image. 

State Health minister S Pangnyu Phom also expressed pain over the incident in Dimapur where one of the frontline workers Dr. Sezo was physically assaulted by some police personnel while he was returning from duty. Phom said he would ensure that justice was delivered without any delay.

DGP apologizes: DGP Nagaland, T. John Longkumer, Saturday as head of the police department tendered his “sincere apologies” to Dr. Nesozol Sezo and the medical fraternity for the unfortunate incident involving Dr. Sezo and a few police personnel last night. In a tweet, DGP also said that an enquiry was being conducted and action would be taken against those found guilty. He appealed to all medical brethren for their forbearance and forgiveness. 

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