UP: 2 Police officers suspended after seen dragging non-cooperative suspect

New Delhi: Taking action against two on-duty Police officers who were seen dragging an accused in the hospital corridors were suspended by the UP government reported news agency ANI.

The incident was reported from Moradabad district where the two officers who brought in a theft suspect for medical examination dragged him down the hospital corridors for the suspects alleged non-cooperation, Indian Express reported.

“They (the police) said the thief was not cooperating and was faking to escape the situation. Still, we have suspended them for the action,” Moradabad SP Ankit Mittal had told ANI.

The UP Police has come under the radar after a frenzied mob dragged a cattle trader in presence of police officers and hacked him to death in Hapur.

However, the disgusting picture of policemen standing by like spectators while the mob inhumanly treats the cattle trader and kills him has gone viral on social media which led to their suspension and state’s Police rendering an apology.

“We apologize for the insensitive manner in which the victim was handled by our policemen. All the three policemen seen in the picture have been transferred to police lines and an inquiry has been ordered in the incident.
This picture seems to have been taken when the police had reached the spot to shift the injured to a police vehicle and because of non-availability of an ambulance at that moment, the victim was unfortunately carried this way. Admittedly the policemen should have been more sensitive in their conduct. The humane concerns got ignored in the urgency of saving a life and maintaining law and order. As is clear from other pictures, the victim was rushed to the hospital in a UP100 PRV,” read a statement issued by UP DGP.