Police from across India have been forced to put their thinking caps on and come up with creative ways to punish lockdown violators because some people just don’t get the seriousness of the pandemic! From performing aarti on violators to “threatening” them with Masakali 2.0, cops are leaving no stones unturned!
A few cops from Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, deemed it fit to punish a young fellow by making him dance to a popular song ‘Teri Aakhya Ka Yo Kajal’ allegedly as punishment for violating the lockdown, reports India Today.
A video of the incident has gone viral on the internet and what’s funny is that the man is in high spirits while dancing to the number! His impressive moves make the cops cheer and hoot for him! Have a look:
A police post or chowki in @etawahpolice , in the times of #Lockdown2 . Chowki incharge has been removed after this video of him and other cops making this man dance to a Sapna Chaudhary song went viral . Reason unclear , some ‘suggestions’ man had violated lockdown ! pic.twitter.com/tb0LXeMp8d
— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) May 3, 2020
People on the internet are divided over the nature of the punishment imposed on the man. While many said how it was harmless, some pointed out how it was a misuse of power.
From the video it's looking as if it was really harmless fun everyone was having. The guy looks more than willing & might have given the idea given his dance skills. People & Police are under a lot of stress. A warning would have been enough unless he was forced for no mistake.
— Practical Indian (@Practicalindia4) May 3, 2020
The incident is embarrassing but his dance is imposing.
BTW feeling sad for him.
— Abhishek kumar sinha (@Abhisinha93) May 3, 2020
This type indiscipline is hurting the image of police department. So the action against the cop is justified.
— Kalpataru Mohanty (@KalpataruMoha15) May 3, 2020
What absurdity #facepalm … but better than him being beaten up
— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) May 3, 2020
Some entertainment for corona warriors I guess…even the guy (dancer) is enjoying too.
— R Rai (@rai_rsb) May 3, 2020
Common…Policemen are also humans…they too need some entertainment…rather than being beaten up this guy might have been left by showing his dance skills..😁
Only issue here is that everything happened inside the PS.🤦♂️
— Binay ବିନୟ (@binaymallick) May 3, 2020
Such a novel punishment..Both the parties had fun with the performance..So why was the official suspended.. Making him dance was better than beating him with stick
— Sapna Samal (@SapnaSamal1) May 3, 2020
According to NDTV, the police in-charge has been suspended and sent to the police lines as punishment for the incident.
“At Naya Shahar police post, a video has emerged in which the police in-charge is making a person dance inside the premises. The move amounts to indiscipline, and it has tarnished the image of the local police,” the police said in a statement.
उक्त प्रकरण के संबंध में तत्काल कार्यवाही करते हुए वरिष्ठ पुलिस अधीक्षक इटावा द्वारा उपनिरीक्षक विश्वनाथ मिश्रा को लाइन हाजिर किया गया
— ETAWAH POLICE (@etawahpolice) May 3, 2020
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