A video clip purportedly showing a policeman baton-charging people standing in a queue outside a bank in Fatehpur district went viral on social media, prompting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to put under suspension the SP and the SHO concerned. The policeman is seen raining down baton blows on people, mainly farmers, waiting in the queue. The clip was aired by some local TV news channels.
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Superintendent of Police, Fatehpur, Ram Kishore and SHO, Kishunpur, Sanjay Kumar Yadav have been suspended on the orders of the CM, a statement said.
The Chief Minister made an announcement in this regard during a programme at his official residence on Tuesday.
“The work of police is to help people who are troubled due to demonitisation. Lathicharging them is not good,” he said.