Punjab Police arrest Sudhir Suri from Indore over ‘objectionable’ video

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 12

Punjab Police on Sunday arrested Shiv Sena (Taksali) president Sudhir Suri over the viral video clip denigrating ladies and inciting enmity between completely different teams, after an almost 1300 km chase that led to Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Two Punjab Police groups, comprising 11 personnel of Amritsar (Rural) district, nabbed Suri on Sunday morning, mentioned DGP Dinkar Gupta.

Gupta added {that a} manhunt had been launched after the discharge of a video the place Suri allegedly made derogatory remarks in opposition to ladies. He had adopted it by a Facebook video by which he had claimed that the objectionable video clip was a voiceover by another particular person utilizing his identify.

The DGP revealed that on July 8, after the primary video went viral and was closely criticised in India and overseas, Jandiala Police, Amritsar (Rural) had booked Suri in legal case FIR no. 208 u/s 153-a, 354A, 509 IPC and 67 IT Act. Despite Suri’s denial of any involvement within the mentioned objectionable video clip that had appeared within the social media, the DGP mentioned he had ordered an enormous manhunt in opposition to the suspect by means of Amritsar (Rural) Police.

Gupta mentioned he had additionally directed the Punjab Bureau of Investigation to get the clip examined although the Forensic Science Laboratory on the earliest. Subsequent investigations revealed that fearing arrest, Suri may have fled to Indore, mentioned the DGP, disclosing that the operation was efficiently performed in coordination with the Madhya Pradesh Police.

The DGP mentioned he spoke to Vivek Johri, his counterpart in Madhya Pradesh, on the time of the dispatch of the 2 police groups to Indore. The groups, consisting of  DSP Harish Behl (Crimes in opposition to ladies), 2 SIs, three ASIs and 5 constables, have been dispatched for arresting Suri.

Punjab Police is now shifting for bail cancellation requests earlier than the involved Judicial courts in circumstances the place Suri has already been bailed out earlier.

The DGP asserted a zero-tolerance coverage in opposition to any people or organisations making an attempt to incite communal hatred and fan communal passions by means of their speeches, statements, writings, posts on social media platforms and many others. He additional mentioned the Punjab Police was “highly sensitive towards dignity, safety and security of women and would take strict action, as per law, against anyone showing women in a bad light.”

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