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Cop thrashes vendor who ‘refused to pay bribe’: Viral video leads to probe orders in Ludhiana

punjab Updated: Aug 01, 2017 20:19 IST
HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
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Some onlookers captured the incident in a mobile camera and put it up on Facebook.(Video grab/Facebook)

After the video of a policeman hitting a man outside the passport office on Link Road in Ludhiana went viral, the commissioner of police, RN Dhoke, on Tuesday marked an inquiry to the assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Atam Nagar, Naveen Kumar.

The victim, Gurdeep Singh of Khud Mohalla, who sells file covers outside the passport office, said that on Monday while he was making sales from his makeshift stall, two PCR cops turned up there. One of them allegedly demanded Rs 100 as bribe to allow him to continue his work; and started thrashing him when he refused to pay.

Some onlookers captured the incident in a mobile camera and put it up on Facebook.

In-charge at the Atam Nagar police post under whose jurisdiction the area falls, ASI Dharminder Kumar, however claimed that Gurdeep “gave in writing, in the present of people, that he does not want any action on the cop”.

Later, commissioner Dhoke marked the departmental inquiry against the PCR cop, head constable Harvinder Singh.

First Published: Aug 01, 2017 20:19 IST