Imphal: Four personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) have been put under suspension in connection with last night`s incident in which three students were injured when police opened fire at them, official sources said Thursday.
Sources said a combined team of police commandos and IRB personnel were checking and frisking passers-by at Thangal market complex here last night when a car entered the area.
When asked to stop, the occupants did not stop the vehicle, sources said adding that the security personnel opened fire injuring three of them.
Sources said the occupants later turned out to be students and the incident occured while they were returning home after attending a private tuition course.
The injured students who were hospitalised at Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital here, were identified as Thomas Adlo (18), K S Ashao (18) and L S James
(21), sources said adding that in connection with the incident four IRB personnel have been suspended from service.
They said investigation into the incident was on.