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.