A Station House Officer in Punjab has been suspended after a video showing him kicking a vegetable basket of a street vendor went viral on social media. Navdeep Singh, SHO (City) Phagwara, was seen damaging the property of a street side vegetable vendor. Punjab police have now not only suspended the policeman but also initiated departmental enquiry against him. The officers of Kapurthala Police have contributed from their salaries to provide compensation to the vegetable vendor. The Punjab government had ordered the closure of all shops not selling essential commodities till May 15. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In a viral video from Punjab's Kapurthala, a police official was seen kicking a basket kept on a vegetable vendor's cart. The incident took place on May 05 and after preliminary investigation, the SHO has been suspended. Kapurthala SSP Kanwardeep Kaur said, "We received a video in which SHO city was seen kicking a basket kept on a vegetable vendor's cart. We have verified it and have help preliminary enquiry. And it was revealed that the incident took place at around 12 in Fagwada. Considering the seriousness of the situation, SHO city has been suspended. We have initiated investigation against them."