Amid ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, a video alleging police brutality has emerged as a bone of contention between the police forces in Uttar Pradesh and the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh.
A video, that went viral on social media, showed some policemen clad in anti-riot gear engaging in vandalism at an unspecified place and time.
The video was shared on social media by some people alleging that the incident took place in Uttar Pradesh. However, the Uttar Pradesh police’s Twitter handle (@UPPViralCheck) claimed on Wednesday that “the incident shown in the video is not related to @UPPolice, it is a video of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.”
The attribution did not go down well with the cops in Jabalpur, which witnessed violence as anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests took unprecedented turn after Friday prayers. The protesters allegedly pelted stones on the police, injuring at least 20.
Responding to the issue, Jabalpur Superintendent of Police Amit Singh told News18 that they too have several such videos of UP police. The senior officer added that such videos go viral in case law and order deteriorates and the veracity of such content should be verified first.
The officer stated that the veracity of the said video would be ascertained and if found guilty, the policemen in question would be punished.
According to sources, Home minister Bala Bachchan has also mentioned the possibility of an enquiry in the entire matter.
On December 20, curfew was imposed in Gohalpur, Hanumantal, Kotwali and Adhartal areas of Jabalpur city after miscreants pelted stones, clashed with the police and destroyed property during an anti-CAA protest.
Published at Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:33:00 +0000