AN OBJECTIONABLE remark made by a UT Police Inspector, Nasib Singh, during a heated argument with public at Kajheri village was captured on video that went viral on Monday evening. Perturbed over the inspector’s objectionable remark, the villagers threatened to move a formal complaint with senior police officers on Tuesday.
“Asi tuhade pyo de naukar nahi haan (We are not your father’s servants)” — this remark was made by Inspector Nasib Singh, who led a team of policemen that went to the village on Monday morning to impound a Royal Enfield motorbike. A villager, Henry Gaur, was caught riding the motorbike without wearing a safety helmet and with modified silencer that was emanating loud gunshots-like noise.
The police action did not go down well with the villagers who lodged a protest and did not initially let the police take away the motorbike. During the heated arguments with the villagers, the Inspector passed this remark.
Responding to his remark, Henry’s father Jitender Kumar said, “You are public servants. We pay taxes to the government from which you are paid your salary. You cannot talk to public like this. We shall show this behaviour of yours to your senior officers.”
The incident happened around 8 am. A premature born girl was found abandoned in a washroom at the same village. A team led by Station House Officer, Sector 36 Police Station, Inspector Nasib Singh, and comprising Sub-Inspector Om Prakash (Incharge, Sector 61 police-post) reached the spot. While the police were inspecting the spot, Henry crossed the police party on his motorbike emanating loud noise. Inspector Nasib Singh caught him. Henry failed to produce any relevant documents of the motorbike. Thus, Inspector Singh asked his team to impound the motorbike and issue a traffic violation slip (challan) to the boy. It was then that Henry called his family members and other villagers too gathered on the spot and protested against the police action.
“The boy [Henry] was riding the motorbike on village streets. How can police impound the motorbike from inside the village? The SHO [Inspector Nasib Singh] used foul language and passed derogatory remarks. We have video recording of the entire incident and shall be taking it up with his senior officers tomorrow,” one of the villagers told Chandigarh Newsline.
The police challaned Henry for the traffic violations of noise pollution and riding a two-wheeler without wearing a safety helmet.
Inspector Singh said, “The motorcyclist was creating a nuisance in the entire locality. We were performing our duty. The video which went viral on social networking sites is not complete. In fact, those people who were protesting against police action were at fault.”
DSP (South) Deepak Yadav said, “The matter has been brought to my notice. I am told that the motorcyclist was creating a nuisance in the area. As far as Inspector Nasib Singh’s comment is concerned, it shall be verified.”
DGP (UT) Tajender Singh Luthra and officiating SSP (UT) Eish Singhal were not available for comment.