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Delhi cop suspended for ‘kicking’ man offering Namaz


NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police in Friday suspended a sub-inspector who was caught on video kicking and hitting people who were offering Namaz on the side of a road in north Delhi.
The video, which has gone viral, shows the cop mercilessly kicking a man who had knelt down to offer prayers. The cop then goes on to hit another man on the head, before onlookers intervene.

The incident happened during the ‘

Asar ki namaz

‘ around 2pm near

Inderlok Metro Station


Reports indicate the men were praying outside because the mosque was filled to capacity.

Angry locals blocked the road and demanded action against the policeman, which led to stepping up of security in the area to maintain law and order situation.
“In the incident which happened today, the police post in-charge who was seen in the video has been suspended with immediate effect. Necessary disciplinary action is also being taken,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) M K Meena said.
Soon after the incident, the police took cognisance of the video and initiated a probe, Meena said.

Earlier in the day, the DCP met the protestors and assured them that strict action would be taken against the accused, an official said.
The Delhi Congress termed the incident “shameful” in a post on X.
“Very shameful! @DelhiPolice’s jawan is kicking people offering namaz on the road. What could be more shameful than this?” the party said in a post in Hindi.
(With inputs from agencies)

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