Seven cops were suspended in Bihar for "dereliction of duty" though police have not officially confirmed that it was linked to a violent protest against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Khagaria district on Thursday.
The seven cops suspended are sub-inspectors, media reports said Sunday.
According to an NDTV report, the move followed after it was confirmed that the seven officers were "prime facie found missing in action during the incident."
The Bihar Police on Saturday said they have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the violent protests that took place during Nitish Kumar´s ´Adhikar Yatra´ in Khagaria district on Thursday.
A Superintendent of Police (SP)-rank officer Shiv Kumar Jha will head the SIT.
As many as 35 people were arrested in connection with the attack on Kumar´s convoy, the police said.
The police said a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against 75 named accused and 600 unknown persons for torching vehicles, damaging government property and arson.