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Bihar’s Nawada district’s Superintendent of Police (SP) allegedly put five junior policemen in lockup for two hours as he was not satisfied with their performance. In a video being shared widely on social media, five policemen from Bihar can be seen talking to each other inside the lockup. On the other hand, SP Gaurav Mangla has denied this allegation. Along with this, Inspector Vijay Kumar Singh, the city police station has also denied this incident.
Know why the SP flared up?
The CCTV footage of the five policemen who were in the custody of the police station has come to the fore. It is clearly visible in this that the five have been locked in the lockup for about two hours and are talking to each other and roaming around. It is being told that the SP reached the city police station at around 9 pm on 8 September. While reviewing the cases, the negligence of some officers came to the fore, then they were closed in custody. It is being told that due to not updating the Nawada case diary
Bihar Police Association demands judicial inquiry
The Bihar Police Association on Saturday demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident. Association president Mrityunjay Kumar Singh said in a statement that attempts were made to contact the SP, but he did not respond to repeated calls. We got information soon after the incident happened in our Nawada branch and it is also being discussed on WhatsApp groups of police personnel. Such incidents are reminiscent of the colonial period. This incident can tarnish the image of Bihar Police. We demand judicial inquiry and thorough investigation of CCTV footage.
Demand to register FIR against SP
The Bihar Police Association alleges that the SP is pressurizing the victims to cover up the matter. Attempts can also be made to tamper with CCTV footage. Investigation should be initiated at the earliest and FIR should be registered under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Chief Secretary warns top officials against malpractices
Taking cognizance of the matter, Bihar Chief Secretary Amir Subhani has issued a letter to the top officials and directed them to behave well with the employees working under him. Subhani said that the use of unparliamentary language and incidents of harassment will not be tolerated without any reason.