Recently, a video of a police officer celebrating the birthday of a criminal and feeding him cake while wearing his uniform went viral. The police officer was identified as Mahendra Nerlekar, a senior inspector posted in the Jogeshwari police station. The criminal was Danish Sheikh, who was booked for rioting and an attempt to murder case, reports The Indian Express.
Although the incident took place 2 weeks back, the video went viral recently. The incident allegedly took place at a housing society in Jogeshwari (West), Mumbai, where Danish was celebrating his birthday with local residents.
In response to the video, Nerlekar claimed that he visited the housing society to check on some demolition work that was going on, that he was invited to the society office, and was unaware that Danish was present celebrating his birthday, reports TOI.
As soon as the video reached senior officers of Mumbai Police, Nerlekar was transferred to the police control room, reports IE.
Watch the video here:
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जोगेश्वरी पोलीस ठाण्याचे वरिष्ठ पोलीस निरीक्षक महेंद्र नेरलेकर यांनी एका सराईत गुन्हेगाराचा वाढदिवस साजरा केला. याबाबतचा एक व्हिडीओ समोर आला आहे. या व्हिडीओत पोलीस निरीक्षक महेंद्र नेरलेकर सराईत गुन्हेगारासोबत केक कापताना स्पष्टपणे दिसत आहेत #Crime #MumbaiPolice pic.twitter.com/aS5BEsxNii
— TV9 Marathi (@TV9Marathi) July 14, 2021
Several people online condemned the incident. Here’s what they said:
This is now going even lower than any 90’s C-grade Bollywood movie. It’s 2021 & murderers, druggies, vasooli agents, & all roam freely on the streets of Mumbai.
Everyone is exposed, but still they continue their shameless dance without any fear.
— Eray Mridula Cather 🇮🇳 (@ErayCr) July 15, 2021
— Harshil shah (@shahyarian) July 15, 2021
@IPS_Association what action will you take on your esteemed colleague? shame on police officers who sell their souls, uniform and country!
— Maggie (@Research4Justic) July 15, 2021
Moral & legal turpitude visible here..how will the common man complain against the mafia to the police when the mafia & police are bumchum buddies??? Doesn’t the civil conduct rules apply to the police force?? Atrocious behaviour of the police…
— george mendonca (@george3365) July 16, 2021
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