Three police officers were suspended after a video went viral showing them driving with a woman on the bonnet of their car after leaving a drug bust operation in Madhya Pradesh’s Narisinghpur district.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday evening, and when the video gained traction on Tuesday the SP took action.
According to a police officer, acting on inputs on smack dealing in the area, the police dispatched the three officers- Sub-Inspectors Anil Ajmeria and Sanjay Suryavanshi, Constable Neeraj Dehria, to take action.
The squad raided the residence of Sonu Kahar, a suspected drug smuggler, and apprehended him, seizing 20 grams of smack worth approximately three lakh rupees.
Mohini Kahar, the accused’s mother, arrived at the scene and protested against her son’s arrest. As the officers tried to leave the scene, the woman positioned herself on the car bonnet, insisting that her son be released.
After the officers failed to convince the woman, they drove to the police station for a few metres with the woman, hanging on the bonnet of the car. When asked about the incident, a senior police officer said, “It was a situation where the woman was not listening despite our best efforts and a crowd was gathering at the spot. The policemen had to leave the scene considering the overall law and order situation.”
Bystanders recorded the incident and shared the video on social media, causing it to quickly go viral. In response, the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Narsinghpur suspended the officers involved and initiated a departmental inquiry.
“Three of these officers have been suspended in the case and a departmental inquiry was ordered. If the allegations are substantiated during the inquiry, appropriate action will be taken against the accused officers as per the established rules and regulations,” the officer said.