Muzaffarnagar: Cop asks ‘complainant’ to polish his shoes, probe ordered

A cobbler went to the police station in Muzaffarnagar (UP) to file a complaint of his missing mobile phone but was asked to shine the shoes.

By: Express News Service | Muzaffarnagar | Updated: May 31, 2016 12:53 am
Complainant forced to clean the shoes of police officials in UP - Dinamalar (source: ANI) Complainant forced to clean the shoes of police officials in UP – Dinamalar (source: ANI)

A 50-year-old man was allegedly asked by a police constable in Muzaffarnagar to polish his shoes if he wanted to get his complaint about a stolen cellphone registered. The incident reportedly occurred Saturday evening when Sittu, a cobbler by profession, went to file the complaint at Charthawal police station. The matter came to light after a video of Sittu shining the shoes of constable Raudas went viral.

SSP Muzaffarnagar Deepak Kumar has ordered an inquiry into the matter to be conducted by ASP (City), Santosh Kumar.

Contacted, the ASP said he was collecting details about the sequence of events that occurred Saturday. The statements of all the concerned persons, including that of Sittu, the policeman facing charges and all the officials present at the police station at the time of the alleged incident has been recorded. The ASP said if required, he will also get the complainant’s statement recorded before the magistrate.

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SHO, Chartawal, Shoaib Mian said, Sittu had come to the police station Saturday to file complaint about his missing cellphone. The SHO claimed that after the complaint was filed, constable-clerk Raudas asked Sittu about his profession. On being told that he was a cobbler, the constable gave Sittu Rs 10 and asked him to polish his shoes, he claimed.

The episode was captured on cellphone by a person present at the police station at that time.

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    Abhinav Gour
    May 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    Sometimes I feel Naxalites are better than Police Officers.
    1. M
      May 30, 2016 at 1:57 pm
      Bound to happen when you have father/son gunda duo at the helms...
      1. Sukhjeet Harroop
        May 30, 2016 at 6:16 pm
        It's nothing new, person from any profession goes to police station for help, first, police will take help from that profession(person) then they will think for helping.
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          Anuradha Kalhan
          May 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm
          I am sure this police man is doing boot polish of his senior officers .. other ways! This is the culture of hierarchy and cycle of cruelty that India has not broken out of. Very backward indeed despite thirty years of high growth and 70 years after independence.
          1. C
            May 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm
            caste mentality of upper castes has been the biggest curse since Manu first gave life to this evil ideology..
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