A video, exhibiting an Uttar Pradesh police personnel kicking a bystander watching an ongoing search operation at a Ganga ghat in Mirzapur ensuing within the man falling into the river, has gone viral with netizens elevating questions on the conduct of police personnel within the state.
An embarrassed police division needed to order a departmental inquiry into the incident involving the station home officer of Vindhyachal Kotwali police station in Mirzapur. The officer’s identify is reported to be Sheshdhar Pandey.
The inquiry was ordered after the incident invited condemnation from political fronts together with the Bahujan Jagriti Manch of the Bahujan Samaj Social gathering (BSP).
“That is how Mirzapur Police kicks the helpless from behind. A person standing close to Ganga was kicked by the Kotwal (station incharge). The youth fell into river Ganga,” a tweet from the organisation’s official deal with mentioned.
मिर्ज़ापुर-पुलिस ऐसे ही निरीह जनता को पीछे से दुलत्ती मारती है।विंध्याचल में गंगा के किनारे खड़े युवक को नवागत कोतवाल ने मारी पीछे से लात।युवक गिरा नीचे गंगा में। @myogiadityanath @Uppolice @adgzonevaranasi @digmirzapur @mirzapurpolice pic.twitter.com/vwkLw9IwmS
— बहुजन जागृति मंच (BSP)🇪🇺 🇮🇳 (@DR_Ambedkarji) July 29, 2020
A press release launched by the Mirzapur police, nonetheless, defended Pandey’s habits and claimed that he was solely attempting to implement social distancing on the river financial institution, the place a crowd had gathered to observe an ongoing search operation for the physique of a person who had drowned within the river a while in the past, in accordance with a information report within the Print.
It added that Pandey was solely attempting to nudge the person, which threw him off stability, ensuing within the fall.
A tweet by the Mirzapur police later claimed that the SHO had been served a warning and an preliminary inquiry within the incident has been ordered.
“The station home officer of Vindhyachal was served a warning over the incident and a senior police officer has been requested to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the matter,” a tweet from Mirzapur Police’s official deal with claimed.
Uttar Pradesh police has not too long ago been underneath scrutiny in Vikas Dubey encounter case and in addition within the homicide case of a scribe in Ghaziabad. Whereas it’s accused of human rights violations by allegedly conducting a pretend encounter within the first case, within the latter, it’s underneath the highlight for alleged inaction in opposition to native goons resulting in homicide of a journalist.