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Video | Chandigarh cop slaps man who objected to his talking on mobile while driving; suspended

Sumit Kumar, who was slapped by the cop, said that on Friday at 4:30 pm, he spotted the Chandigarh police head constable, Surinder Singh, driving a motorcycle while talking on the phone.

punjab Updated: Sep 09, 2017 16:35 IST
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As soon as the video was uploaded on social media, it went viral with Chandigarh residents slamming the police.
As soon as the video was uploaded on social media, it went viral with Chandigarh residents slamming the police.(Screengrab)

When questioned for using a mobile phone while driving, a Chandigarh police head constable slapped the resident in Chandigarh on Friday.

Sumit Kumar, who was slapped by the cop, said that on Friday at 4:30 pm, he spotted the Chandigarh police head constable, Surinder Singh, driving a motorcycle while talking on the phone.

Kumar(29), who works as an event manager, said he shot the video at the Sector 36/37 road, Chandigarh. He said he was returning from the DPI office in Sector 9 he spotted the policeman talking on the mobile phone while driving.

“When I confronted him about the traffic rule violation, he slapped me,” he added. The head constable was not even wearing the helmet properly and had just kept it on his head.

“When a common man does the same, he is challaned. But if a policemen does it, he slaps the complainant!” Kumar, who later filed a written complaint about the incident, said.

Residents slam cop, demand strict action

As soon as the video was uploaded on social media, it went viral with Chandigarh residents slamming the police.

Congress leader Manish Tewari, in his tweet, asked Chandigarh DGP to take strict action.

In his tweet, Tewari, said, “DGP Chandigarh Tejinder LUTHRA ji if video in this tweet is true plz suspend this police official for assaulting a Citizen (sic).”

Chandigarh resident Surinder Kumar Chopra said, “Strict action against this policeman should be taken. I condemn his illegal and immoral behaviour. He seems to be neurotic.”

Traffic police take action

Taking action against the constable, Chandigarh traffic police on Saturday challaned him for not wearing a helmet while driving and also talking on the mobile phone while driving. The erring cop, posted with the security wing of the Chandigarh police, has been placed under suspension.

“The driving license has been seized and we have written to the transport authority that his license be suspended for 3 months. He has been placed under suspension,” Chandigarh traffic SSP Shashank Anand said.