Chandigarh Constable Slaps Guy Who Recorded Him Talking on Phone while Driving, Gets suspended After Video Went Viral
A Chandigarh head constable got suspended after the video of him slapping a guy went viral on the social media. The policeman identified as Surinder Singh had allegedly assaulted the local resident for filming him talking on the phone while riding a motorcycle. The constable was caught on camera slapping the man after he interrupted his call and pointed a clear case of traffic violation. This irked Singh so much so that he responded the man’s rightful question by hitting him. Nevertheless, the video posted by the guy on Facebook quickly went viral leading to the constable’s suspension.
We look at the police department and its officers as the first law-abiding citizens. They are the ones who have the authority to pull us over the wrongdoings and not following set rules and regulations. But Surinder Singh not only violated the laws in first place but committed another on being pointed out. Local resident Sumit Kumar had made a video of the policeman on September 8 on the road dividing Sector 36 and 37 when the policeman was driving while talking on the phone.
The video doing rounds on the social media showed the head constable talking on his mobile phone while driving a motorcycle and not wearing his helmet properly. When the guy pointed out the traffic violations, Singh retorted by slapping him right across the cheek. The video of slapping incident got 2.8 million views and over 1300 shares on Facebook. It became a matter of big discussion with former union minister and Congress leader Manish Tiwari asking Chandigarh DGP Tejinder Luthra to take action against the policeman while uploading the video on his twitter handle.
The erring policeman was posted with the security wing of the Chandigarh Police. Police officials said the police top brass had taken the incident seriously and suspended the head constable. They have also asked the Chandigarh transport authorities to suspend his driving license for three months. “The policeman whose video is circulating has been booked for breaking traffic rules, his DL seized and he has been suspended,” Chandigarh’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) – Traffic Shashank Anand informed on Twitter. (Inputs from agencies).