An inspector, who was caught on camera slapping a man who had come to the police station to lodge a complaint about his missing niece, has been sent to the Police Lines and a department probe has been ordered against him.
The video clip that has gone viral on social media shows Omvir approaching inspector Birija Ram, the in-charge of Binauli police station, with a complaint about his niece who had gone missing.
The inspector is seen slapping the complainant and then getting busy on his phone.
“My niece has been missing since September 13 and we urged the local police to trace her. The in-charge assured us that she might have gone on her own and would return. On September 17, we again went to the police station and asked Birija Ram about my niece, but instead of helping us, he slapped me in front of many people,” Omvir told reporters.
Baghpat SP Neeraj Kumar Jadaun said, “We took cognisance of the matter after the video started doing rounds on social media. I ordered a probe which revealed that Birija Ram misbehaved with the victim’s family. He was immediately sent to the Police Lines and a department inquiry has been initiated against him.”