An Uttar Pradesh Police constable was suspended late on Saturday night after a video clip showed him thrashing a physically handicapped man in Kannauj. The Kannauj Police announced the suspension from its Twitter handle.
थाना सौरिख पर दिव्यांग व्यक्ति के साथ घटित दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण घटना के संबंध में प्रभारी निरीक्षक सौरिख की रिपोर्ट प्राप्त होते ही Sp #kannaujpolice द्वारा सख्त कार्यवाही की गई।— kannauj police (@kannaujpolice) September 19, 2020
दिव्यांग के साथ दुर्व्यवहार करने वाले आरोपी आरक्षी को तत्काल प्रभाव से निलंबित कर जाँच के आदेश दिए गए।
The action was taken after a video of the incident went viral on the social media. In the video, the police constable is seen slapping the differently-abled man at the back of the head and pushing him to the ground at a police station in Kannauj.
According to reports, the victim drives an e-rickshaw and he said that the constable abused and assaulted him for picking up passengers by the side of a road.
However, the constable claimed that the differently-abled man misbehaved when he was asked to move to the side of the road to pick up passengers.
Kannauj Superintendent of Police Amarendra Pratap Singh said the constable has been removed from duty and an enquiry has been ordered over the incident.
He further added that police officers are trained to control themselves and not misbehave with the public even if there is a provocation.
(With inputs from IANS)