CAMP RAVINA, Aurora – Seven police officers, including a training director, were relieved from their posts on Tuesday amid allegation of mauling on two policemen who were undergoing special training on counter insurgency operations here.
Senior Supt. Benjamin Hulipas, director of Aurora police provincial office, also placed under restricted status at the provincial command pending an investigation Chief Insp. Eric Buenconsejo, PO2 Christopher Soria, PO1 Jennelle Valdez, PO1 Rafael Dulatre, PO1 Ranjoe Ramos, PO1 Ysrael Doringo and PO1 Chris Evert Lloyd Querijero.
The relief was a result of complaint filed by PO1 Rommel Derit and PO1 Christian Tenoso, trainees for special counter insurgency operations training, that the seven allegedly mauled them inside the Baler police station on Feb. 25, 26 and 28.
The two had to be admitted for confinement at the Ma. Aurora Medicare Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Buenconsejo, a former station commander in the capital town of Baler, was director of the PNP training committee which screens police applicants in the province.
Soria, Valdez, Dulatre and Ramos are members of the training committee while Doringo and Querijero are assigned with the provincial public safety company (PPSC).
Hulipas said the mauling could be triggered by a personal grudge. He said he is still awaiting the submission by the two victims of their medical certificates for the possible filing of administrative cases against the seven cops.
Hulipas, in a report to Region 3 police director, Chief Supt. Ed Ladao, said Supt. Danilo Florentino, assistant provincial director for administration, has been designated as chief of the investigation committee.
Ladao said Buenconsejo was replaced as training director by Supt. Hercules Ileto, assistant provincial director for operations.
Hulipas also ordered the transfer of the venue of the training from the PPSC to the provincial headquarters.
He said there will be no whitewash in the investigation of the case against Buenconsejo and the six other lawmen.