Armed with a stick, one sees a man tip over. “thelas“or vegetable cart in a video taken in Delhi amid a corona virus blockage. The man who was caught on camera turned out to be a plainclothes police officer who apparently harassed vegetable sellers for” violating “the blockage.
Police officer Rajbir was suspended after the video, which was shot with a cell phone camera in Ranjit Nagar in central Delhi on Wednesday, had surfaced on social media and became widely available.
Rajbir goes from car to car, tips them over and leaves vegetables scattered on the street. Three sellers look helpless as he lifts the plastic sheet covering their goods before overthrowing them.
The police officer, who reportedly told his seniors that he was trying to enforce the ban, was suspended today.
Vegetables are among the essential goods that can be sold during the blackout period, but vendors have been targeted in many places because of confusion about what is allowed and what is not.
ये वीडियो दिल्ली के रंजीत नगर इलाके का है, बुधवार का वीडियो बताया गया है, जिसमे एक कांस्टेबल राजबीर बिना वर्दी के ठेले पर लगा सामान गिरा रहा है, हाथ मे डंडये लेडंड जबा लेाव कर दिया है#coronavirusindia# Lockdown21pic.twitter.com/tNxfy8ckHJ
– Mukesh singh sengar @ सिंह सेंगर (@mukeshmukeshs) March 26, 2020
There have been cases of police excesses from many countries since the country entered a phase called “Total Lockdown” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 21 days to break the transmission chain of coronavirus or COVID-19.
The virus infected nearly 700 and 16 have died.
Videos of police officers have appeared all over the country, punishing those who violate curfews and ignore restrictions on movement.
In a video from the city of Badaun in the west of Uttar Pradesh, a group of young men are forced to hop like frogs with bags on their backs along a main street to break the barrier.
Migrant workers, mostly on a daily basis, had to travel hundreds of kilometers with their bags because there was no public transport that was closed due to the closure.