Raipur: A person was allegedly noticed violating Covid-induced lockdown in Chhattisgarh’s Surajpur and in response, he was slapped by a district official and thrashed by policemen. The matter got here to mild as a video of the incident was shared broadly on social media.

In keeping with the police, a case for rushing has been filed in opposition to him.

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Within the video, the person might be seen taking out a paper and maybe a doc on his cell phone to indicate to the officers when the district collector, Ranbir Sharma, walks to him. The official takes his cell phone and smashes it on the highway, he then slaps the person.

The district collector then asks some policemen to thrash the person they usually begin hitting him with sticks. An argument over whether or not or not he’s recording the incident additionally ensued.

The person thrashed within the video has claimed that he was out to get vaccinated when he was stopped. Earlier it was speculated that he’s a minor, nevertheless, that declare has been refuted.¬†

The police knowledgeable {that a} First Data Report has been filed in opposition to the person for rushing and never stopping his two-wheeler when requested to take action.

“He mentioned he was out for vaccination however there was no correct documentation. Later, he mentioned he was going to go to his grandmother. I slapped him in warmth of the second when he misbehaved. He was 23-24 y/o and never 13. I remorse and apologise for my behaviour,”: the Surajpur District Collector mentioned in clarification as quoted by ANI.

In a press release, Ranbir Sharma apologised for slapping the person saying: “Right this moment, a video is viral on the social media through which I’m proven slapping a person who was out throughout lockdown. I sincerely apologise. I by no means had any intention to disrespect or belittle the particular person within the video”.

“On this pandemic state of affairs, district Surajpur together with whole Chhattisgarh is dealing with the irreparable lack of life. We authorities workers of the state authorities are striving onerous to deal with this drawback. My dad and mom and I had been additionally affected by Coronavirus. I’m now post-Covid however mom remains to be optimistic and present process therapy at house,” the district collector added.

“He was using a motorcycle and was overspeeding. The person additionally misbehaved with officers”, the collector mentioned.

Now, taking motion within the matter, CM Bhupesh Baghel has introduced the suspension of DM Ranbir Sharma.

“The case of misbehavior by Surajpur Collector Ranbir Sharma has come to my discover by social media. It is vitally unhappy and condemnable. In Chhattisgarh, no such act will likely be tolerated. ¬†Directions have been given to take away Collector Ranbir Sharma with fast impact,” the CM wrote, apologising for this incident.

IAS Gaurav Kumar Singh has been appointed as new District Collector of Surajpur, Chhattisgarh CMO knowledgeable.

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