The policemen were released about two hours after midnight
SP Gaurav Mangla inspected the station diary and said that he was completely dissatisfied with the performance of two sub-inspectors and three assistant sub-inspectors. He reportedly got angry and ordered the police officers to be kept inside the lock-up at the police station, from where he was released around two hours after midnight.
Know who are the officers
The officers who were kept inside the lock-up were Shatrughan Paswan, Ramrekha Singh, Santosh Paswan, Sanjay Singh and Rameshwar Oraon. In the viral video, police officers are seen interacting with each other inside the lock-up, while one of them was standing in a separate enclosure of the lock-up.
Nawada SP called it Fake News
Nawada SP called it fake news, while Bihar Police Association has demanded a judicial inquiry. When the video of policemen inside the lock-up went viral on social media, Nawada SP Gaurav Mangla said that nothing like this had happened and it was a “fake news”. Nawada Nagar police station in-charge Vijay Kumar Singh also agreed with the SP. Senior police officials at the police headquarters in Patna also refused to comment on the incident on one pretext or the other.
Bihar Police Association demanded investigation
Meanwhile, the Bihar Police Association demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident. Is. “Efforts are being made to pressurize the aggrieved police officers to suppress the issue and tamper with the CCTV footage at the local level. The video of the incident was shared among the policemen on our WhatsApp group and is the first of its kind in the state. The incident smacks of colonial times.
Association president Mrityunjay Kumar Singh said in a release to the media, “We demand a judicial inquiry and a thorough investigation into the matter based on the CCTV footage that has gone viral on social media.”