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Caught on cam: Jammu and Kashmir cop snatching money from beggar, arrested

A video clip, in which the Jammu and Kashmir head constable is purportedly seen “snatching” money from the beggar a few days back, gas gone viral on social media.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2017 17:22 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir Police,J-K cop,Caught on camera
The SSP said cop came out of the policeline and allegedly snatched money from the beggar. (Screengrab)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested one of its own men after he was allegedly caught on camera “snatching” money from a roadside beggar in Ramban district.

A video clip, in which the head constable is purportedly seen “snatching” money from the beggar a few days back, went viral on social media triggering shock and uproar.

“Head constable has been suspended and arrested by the police after the incident,” Ramban Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohan Lal told PTI.

He said an FIR has also been registered against the policeman, who was attached with Ramban policeline after being transferred from “Kishtwar due to his bad habit of chronic drinking”.

The SSP said cop came out of the policeline and allegedly snatched money from the beggar. The officer said he was caught by the policemen deployed there.

The SSP said three more cases areregistered against him in Kishtwar.

“He was kept in the policelines in Ramban after being transferred from Kishtwar due to his bad habit of chronic drinking. His ATM cards and others such items were given to his wife to operate in view of the his bad habits,” he said.

First Published: Aug 24, 2017 16:47 IST