A police official in Araria district of Bihar, who was caught on digicam humiliating a House Guard jawan by forcing him to do squats and fall on the toes of an agriculture officer for flagging down his automobile, was suspended on Wednesday.
Director Normal of Police Gupteshwar Pandey mentioned Extra Sub Inspector of Police Govind Singh has been suspended for meting out inhuman therapy to the House Guard jawan, posted as a village chowkidar.
“I referred to as up the chowkidar and apologised on behalf of the erring police official since it’s crucial that we don’t enable the morale of any of our personnel to sag,” Pandey informed PTI-Bhasha.
The incident occurred on Monday beneath Jokihat police station space of the distant district the place jawan Ganesh Lal had flagged down the car of District Agriculture Officer Manoj Kumar, which was apparently plying with no legitimate go. The agriculture division official, who was accompanied by considered one of his juniors, is claimed to have taken umbrage on the jawan.
ASI Govind Singh, who reached the spot upon sensing the commotion, joined them in berating the village policeman.
In a video clip of the incident that went viral on social media the day gone by, the agriculture officer and the ASI will be heard threatening the chowkidar with dismissal, who was later made to carry out 50 ‘uthak baithak’ (squats) and prostrate earlier than Manoj Kumar by means of repentance.
“Even when the chowkidar was responsible of any wrongdoing, such public humiliation would have nonetheless been unwarranted. That is in opposition to primary human dignity,” Pandey fumed.
In the meantime, the agriculture division has summoned a report from the district administration, together with officer Manoj Kumar’s reply to the present trigger discover issued to him after the incident.
“We’re awaiting the report. Based mostly on its findings, the district agriculture officer may face suspension or different disciplinary motion,” Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar informed PTI over cellphone.
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