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Sikh policeman who saved a Muslim man from a mob hailed as hero, social media showers praise

The Uttarakhand cop is now being hailed as a hero on the social media. The IPS Association has also lauded the deed of the cop.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, Dehradun [ Updated: May 26, 2018 12:38 IST ]
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Sub-inspector Gagandeep Singh who saved a Muslim man from a mob. (Photo/Facebook)

A video purportedly showing a Sikh policeman saving a Muslim youth from a mob after the latter was allegedly found in a compromising position with a Hindu girl at a temple near Ramnagar in Nainital district has gone viral. 

Uttarakhand ADG (law and order) Ashok Kumar said the incident occurred earlier this week when a Muslim youth went to meet his girlfriend, a Hindu, at Garjia Devi temple about 15 km from Ramnagar.

Locals somehow came to know about it and reached the temple to "teach the duo a lesson", he said.

On being informed about a trouble in the area, sub-inspector Gagandeep Singh rushed to the spot where he found a mob preparing to attack the couple alleging that they had been found in a compromising position.

He immediately rushed to their rescue drawing the Muslim youth close to him to act as a shield to him, and in the process taking several blows from the mob on himself, the ADG said, adding the mob was dispersed and the couple was taken to a police station from where they were sent back to their families.

Five people whose faces are visible in the clip have been booked and a search is on to nab them. A reward of Rs 2,500 has been announced for Gagandeep Singh for his act of bravery, he said.

The Uttarakhand cop is now being hailed as a hero on the social media. The IPS Association has also lauded the deed of the cop.

(With inputs from PTI)

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