A caretaker of a Gurudwara was dragged by the hair and attacked by two policemen in Madhya Pradesh's Barwani district. This has sparked resentment in the community. Following the video of the incident going viral, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered the immediate suspension of the two cops.
Stories of police brutality continue to plague social media. In the latest, a caretaker of a Gurudwara and reader of Sikh’s holy book Guru Granth Sahib was pulled by his hair and attacked by two policemen in uniform.
The incident that was reported from Madhya Pradesh's Barwani District has not only gone viral but has shocked the entire Sikh community across the globe. While victim Giani Prem Singh Granthi was being attacked, another community member who came to his rescue was shoved away by the other cop present.
The accused policemen are identified as assistant sub inspector Sitaram Yadav and head constable Mohan Jamre. Both have been suspended
The intention of the attack is yet to be ascertained.
Pained by the incident, Union minister for food processing and industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed her resentment on social media and took to Twitter. “Beastly attack on Giani Prem Singh Granthi and other Sikhs in MP is an outrage against humanity,” she wrote on Twitter. “Utterly reprehensible and unacceptable! Sikhs all over the world are deeply shocked.” Badal was quoted as saying.
Here is the shocking video of the attack by MP Police:
Beastly attack on Giani Prem Singh Granthi & other Sikhs in MP is an outrage against humanity. Utterly reprehensible & unacceptable!#Sikhs all over the world are deeply shocked. I urge CM @ChouhanShivraj to take imm & examplary action against all those guilty of this brutality. pic.twitter.com/e3N2M8tJty— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) August 7, 2020
The government has asked the Indore Deputy Inspector General of Police to initiate a probe into the incident which took place on Thursday.
Last Updated 8, Aug 2020, 1:11 PM