Shimla: In a bizarre incident, two high-ranking police officers scuffled in presence of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who was in Kullu town to receive Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
In videos going viral on the social media, Kullu Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Singh, was seen slapping a Security Officer of the Chief Minister after a brief argument at the main gate of the Bhuntar airport near Kullu town. Following this, Additional SP Brijesh Sood, who was in charge of the Chief Minister’s security, kicked Gaurav Singh.
As some displaced due to four-laning of a national highway were staging protest in front of Gadkari’s vehicle over compensation, the Union Minister along with the Chief Minister got off their vehicles and spoke to the protestors. Both the Union Minister and the Chief Minister, who were just few metres away from the spot, were unaware of the scuffle between the high-ranking police officers.
“DIG (Central Range) Madhusudan is already on the spot and conducting an inquiry into the matter. The DGP, Sanjay Kundu, has also left for the spot to take stock of the situation himself,” stated police headquarters in Shimla.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said an inquiry has been ordered. “I have sought a report within three days and action would be initiated against the erring officer.”
(With agency inputs)