Police in Uttar Pradesh have been making news for their aggressive action against criminals ever since Yogi Adityanath took over, but they were in the news for wrong reasons recently when it was reported that some constables had behaved in an unruly manner against innocent citizens.
Acting quickly, police has now taken action against some policemen who were caught thrashing a innocent shopkeeper on video. The video was shown on TV channels and drew the ire of common people. The official handle of the state police apologised and later suspended the unruly constables.
Sincere apology 4 such unruly behaviour by our men. @dgpup took immediate cognisance & directed their suspension. An Inspector in Lalitpur & another in Pilibhit have been suspended for dereliction of duty. There shall be zero tolerance 4 such inhumanity & unprofessional conduct pic.twitter.com/U3toN3XqiL
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) March 4, 2018
The incident was reported on March 4th and action taken by police was conveyed the next day on Twitter. The video of this incident was reported on ETV UP-Uttarakhand. The shopkeeper was allegedly beaten up for demanding money for the cigarettes constables had bought.
शाहजहांपुर-कलान के परौर रोड पर पुलिस कर्मियों की गुंडई का वीडियो वायरल. सिगरेट के पैसे मांगने पर 5 पुलिसकर्मियों ने व्यापारी को घेरकर सरेआम सड़क पर दौड़ा-दौड़ा कर पीटा. @Uppolice pic.twitter.com/HSmY2KBYJS
— ETV UP/UK (@ETVUPLIVE) March 4, 2018
The erring constables were named as Ravi Kumar, Vishwendra Kumar, Vikrant Kumar, Vineet Kumar. The constable driver Batukeshwar was also appears in the list. They were working in the Paraur police station in Shahjahanpur district as per UP police tweet.
After suspension, it was announced that they have been dismissed from the service:
Constables Ravi kumar, Vishwendra kumar, Vikrant Kumar, Vineet Kumar & Constable driver Batukeshwar of PS Paraur, distt Shahjahanpur have been dismissed from job. An FIR against them U/S of 452, 323, 504, 392 IPC has also been registered. https://t.co/4KInSObz8x
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) March 5, 2018
The concerned 5 constables have been dismissed from the service. Such kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and similarly dealt with in future too. https://t.co/67WJrFvvZ7
— DGP UP (@dgpup) March 5, 2018
The UP police force was appreciated on social media for its prompt acknowledgement and speedy action. It appears as though the trust in police force is on the rise among people.
In a historic move @dgpup ensures 5 policemen caught on camera doling out lathis to innocent paan bidi shop owner in Shahjahanpur get dismissed from services within few hours. #UttarPradesh @upcoprahul https://t.co/0Art2zNquZ
— Shalabh (@shalabhTOI) March 5, 2018
Great effort by the department atleast had the guts to admit their fault. PROUD OF YOU UP POLICE AND DGP https://t.co/nR4dIMfVmG
— Jahanzeb ali khan (@Jahanzebalikha2) March 5, 2018
— Himanshu Rai (@askhimanshurai) March 6, 2018