Watch Video: Fatehpur SP, SHO suspended as cop lathicharges people outside bank

"The work of police is to help people who are troubled due to demonitisation. Lathicharging them is not good,"Akhilesh Yadav said.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: November 22, 2016 10:02 pm
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A video clip purportedly showing a policeman baton-charging people standing in a queue outside a bank in Fatehpur district went viral on social media, prompting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to put under suspension the SP and the SHO concerned. The policeman is seen raining down baton blows on people, mainly farmers, waiting in the queue. The clip was aired by some local TV news channels.

Watch Video here:

Superintendent of Police, Fatehpur, Ram Kishore and SHO, Kishunpur, Sanjay Kumar Yadav have been suspended on the orders of the CM, a statement said.

The Chief Minister made an announcement in this regard during a programme at his official residence on Tuesday.

“The work of police is to help people who are troubled due to demonitisation. Lathicharging them is not good,” he said.

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    Outraged Indian
    Nov 23, 2016 at 12:18 am
    UP!! Tell something new.Why don't they learn from others.See how things are in the rest of the country?? Even that good for nothing Kashmir!!
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      Sanjay Kumar
      Nov 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm
      what about the policeman who lathi charged the public .. he is not yet dismissed or suspended ...
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        Sanjay Kumar
        Nov 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm
        yeh UP hai our yahan public ke saath aise hee hota hai ...
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          Kaliyug
          Nov 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm
          Both the policemen got the jobs because of their connection to the Yadav family, so you can bet that they will just leave that area and be in some other area doing the same thing. Lack of human rights, lack of punishment for the politicians and police are the real threat to democracy. It would be nice for the police to help people stay in line and make sure that there are no people standing in line to exchange money for the corrupt.
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            Pranab
            Nov 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm
            Why not dismiss them ?
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              Amit
              Nov 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm
              callous that old people are being beaten mercilessly.
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                Manish Sharma
                Nov 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm
                This policemen who was lathi-charging needs to be publicly lathi-charged and dismissed from service. There is no excuse for thrashing people like wild animals. suspension. Suspension is a drama. dismiss him from service and put this animal behind bars.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hope all other SP s senstize all policemen in their respective areas. Unfortunately a good percentage of them are themselves goondas and savages.
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                  xyz
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 10:26 pm
                  Modi has made even old people stand in line for hours. UPA may had scams by never treated old people like dogs.
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