Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sent a stern message to all those indulging in violence and disrupting law and order in the state, yet another incident of police brutality has come to the fore.
A video that went viral on Friday showed a Lucknow policeman roughing up an old rickshaw-puller in Lucknow's Charbagh. The video showed the cop beating up an old man after an altercation. The old man is seen dragged by the cop who refuses to budge even after incessant requests by the man.
The policeman in the video has been identified as Vishwajit Singh from GRP (Government Railway Police).
Sources said the old man got into an argument with the policeman after they refused to let him gather passengers from near the police station.
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The man even accused another policeman identified as Amar Singh, who is also the station in-charge, of seeking extortion. The man reportedly said that police repeatedly targeted them and they were insensitive to poor people.
Moments after the video went viral, the GRP force took cognisance of the matter and suspended the brash policeman.