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."
From DCGI approving new anti-Covid drug, to health ministry issues new rules for hospital admissions, here are the top updates on the coronavirus. DCGI approved a new anti-Covid oral drug, which has been developed by DRDO and Dr. Reddy’s. The medicine has been given emergency use approval by DCGI. Meanwhile, Health Ministry said that a positive Covid-19 report is now not mandatory for a patient to be admitted to a hospital. Also, Supreme Court formed a 12-member National Task Force on medical oxygen. The new panel includes 10 doctors and 2 top bureaucrats from the Centre, who will ensure streamlined delivery of oxygen across India. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.
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