Bhopal, August 7
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan suspended an assistant sub-inspector and a head constable for assaulting Sikh who ran a small store close to a police submit at Rajapur in Barwani district.
The state authorities woke as much as the incident after the Union Minister for Food Processing and Industries Harsimrat Kaur tweeted the video of the incident.
A viral video of the incident reveals Prem Singh being dragged by policemen in full public view and a cop pulling him by his hair. It additionally reveals one other policeman pushing a turbaned man, who comes to save lots of Singh.
State Congress chief Kamal Nath additionally tweeted on the matter, “In MP’s Barwani, police beat up a Sikh man, Prem Singh Granthi, who runs a small shop close to police chowki and also removed his turban. Police also beat him up mercilessly pulling him by hair.” Chouhan mentioned in a tweet that assistant sub-inspector Sitaram Yadav and head constable Mohan Jamre have been suspended with quick impact.
Chouhan mentioned, “Such barbarism and erratic behaviour won’t be tolerated at any cost. The guilty will be punished for the misdeeds.” Chouhan has additionally ordered a probe into the matter.
The incident threatened to show into an inter-state dispute with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal taking to Twitter to sentence the incident.
“Too shocking for words! The barbaric and humiliating attack on Giani Prem Singh Granthi & other Sikhs in Madhya Pradesh is utterly inhuman and unacceptable. I urge CM@ChouhanShivraj to set an example of punitive action against those who treat the sword of the nation with such contempt,” Badal tweeted.
Barwani district Superintendent of Police Nimish Agrawal mentioned a probe by a sub-divisional police officer has been ordered into the incident, which occurred on Thursday.
Prem Singh mentioned he runs a small store near the police ‘chowki’ and offers in previous locks and keys. But Agrawal claimed Prem Singh was inebriated and created ruckus when he was requested to point out his driving licence throughout a checking drive. — IANS