In a major turn of events, Rounak Ali Hazarika, IPS has been put under suspension. The suspension will come into effect immediately.
This decision was taken following various reports received that the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer has undertaken numerous foreign visits since 2011. It has also been reported that the IPS officer had never obtained prior permission from the Home Department, GoA.
A part of the suspension order by the Governor states:
“Whereas reports have been received that Sri. Rounak Ali Hazarika, IPS had undertaken many foreign visits since 2011.
Whereas he had never obtained prior permission from the Home Department, Government of Assam for numerous visits abroad since his joining the Assam Police Service (APS) cadre in the year 1992 to date…
Therefore, the Governor of Assam, in the exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-rule (i) of rule 3 of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969, hereby places the said Rounak Ali Hazarika, IPS under suspension with immediate effect.”