A video clip of Goa Police beating the Scooterist in Margao went viral on the social media and it created a mixed reaction from the netizens, some people said that it is as per the law and police officer has done a good job while the others have raised the voice against it. Whatever may be the reason but the question is whether such kind of behavior is acceptable?
A video of a Goa policeman hitting a motorcyclist during the Janta curfew on Sunday went viral on social media, prompting authorities to set up an inquiry. The video, shot by a local resident near Marago’s Davorlim area, shows a policeman in plainclothes hitting a motorcyclist with a baton. Superintendent of Police (South) Arvind Gawas said: “The police personnel has been taken off duty there and shifted to a reserve unit till inquiry against him is complete.”
While some netizens praised the policeman, others lashed out at what they claimed was high-handed behavior. Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar tweeted, “The Goondagiri of GoaPolice is exposed. This is humanly unacceptable. It is #JanataCurfew @goacm DrPramodPSawant must explain and act. I have reported it to @spsouthgoa and IGP. Police without uniform and mask. The collapse of Administration in Goa @INCGoa strongly condemns this act.”
The goondagiri of GoaPolice is exposed.This is humanly unacceptable. It is #JanataCurfew @goacm @DrPramodPSawant must explain & act. I have reported it to @spsouthgoa & IGP. Police without uniform & mask.Collapse of Administration in Goa @INCGoa strongly condemns this act pic.twitter.com/Ms72J68o6H
— Girish Chodankar (@girishgoa) March 22, 2020
Girish Chodankar later issued a statement claiming “police responded quickly on the complaint and said policeman is shifted from his duty and inquiries ordered.”