Janta curfew: Video of Goa cop hitting motorist goes viral

Janta curfew: Video of Goa cop hitting motorist goes viral Panaji, Mar 22 (PTI) A video of a Goa policeman hitting a motorcyclist during the Janta curfew on Sunday went viral on social media, prompting authorities to set up an inquiry.

The video, shot by a local resident near Marago's Davorlim area, shows a policeman in plainclothes hitting a motorcyclist with a baton.

Superintendent of Police (South) Arvind Gawas said 'The police personnel has been taken off duty there and shifted to a reserve unit till inquiry against him is complete.' While some netizens praised the policeman, others lashed out at what they claimed was high-handed behaviour.

Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar tweeted, 'The goondagiri of GoaPolice is exposed. This is humanly unacceptable. It is #JanataCurfew @goacm @DrPramodPSawant must explain and act. I have reported it to @spsouthgoa and IGP.

Police without uniform and mask. Collapse of Administration in Goa @INCGoa strongly condemns this act.' Chodankar later issued a statement claiming 'police responded quickly on complaint and said policeman is shifted from his duty and enquiries ordered.'. PTI RPS BNM BNM