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Delhi Police Officer Suspended for Kicking Worshippers During Friday Prayers Caught on Video

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A sub-inspector has been suspended after a video circulated widely showing him kicking several men during Friday prayers on a street near the Inderlok metro station in north Delhi’s Inderlok area, according to a senior police official.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Manoj Kumar Meena stated that an investigation was initiated against the police personnel following the incident. The altercation occurred during the afternoon prayers.

According to Mohammad Saifullah (32), the incident unfolded shortly after the namaz began, with a group of policemen using abusive language towards worshippers while their supervisory officer kicked them to clear the road.

“They also made derogatory remarks about our community for blocking the roads during Friday prayers. As the situation escalated, we were compelled to abandon our prayers,” Saifullah stated.

Mohammad Mustafa (28) mentioned that worshippers peacefully protested the incident until senior police officials and the local peace committee intervened.

“The police post in-charge, as seen in the video, has been suspended immediately, and appropriate disciplinary measures are being taken. The situation has since returned to normal, with members of different communities urging each other to maintain peace and harmony,” Meena affirmed.

He further appealed to the public to exercise patience and refrain from taking the law into their own hands, emphasizing that isolated incidents should not set a precedent.

The suspension order,  identified the suspended police sub-inspector as Manoj Kumar Tomar.

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