A traffic policeman posted at Baltana beat box was suspended after a video of him holding money and assaulting a truck driver near the highway went viral on social media here on Sunday. The suspended cop, Mahinder Singh, is seen counting currency notes and putting them in his pocket. The truck driver and his helper are seen arguing with him, claiming that he has all the requisite papers and his documents be returned after verification.
As per the video, the cop replies that they need to be further checked by a senior officer. The arguments turn violent as the cop thrashes him with a stick twice and threatens him.
The truck driver also alleged that his business has suffered for six months due to the lockdown and the cops here have made “accepting bribe a routine affair”.
No written or verbal complaint has been made in this regard at the Baltana police post.
SP (Traffic) Kesar Singh said, “The cop has been suspended with immediate effect. Further investigation about the currency notes in his hand and the assault on the driver is on