People are expressing their thankfulness to the police for its relentless battle against coronavirus. However, some cops have been embarrassing the entire force with their irresponsible behaviour. After a departmental inquiry, police has booked its own constable and his female friend for misusing the Police Uniform. A cop’s girlfriend has made a video wearing a uniform and uploaded it on social media site Tik Tok.
Allegedly, Alisha Sheikh has shot a Tik Tok video in a police uniform in Vijay Brahmane’s car and uploaded it. Brahmane is attached to Mira Road Police Station as a constable. Although, there is no obscene content in the videos, the act of a wearing a police uniform and impersonating as a cop sparked outrage on social media. As per law, except police force, if others dons a service uniform is considered a serious offence.
After, the video gone viral and complaint received by the SP Dr Shivaji Rathod, he ordered departmental inquiry. “He took note of the video and ordered an inquiry. Subsequently, Mira Road Police take immediate action against the constable and his girlfriend,” said Sanjay Kumar Patil, Additional SP, Thane Rural Police.
SDPO Shantaram Walvi of Mira Road Division investigated the matter and asked to launch an FIR against the duo.
The accused female friend Shaikh and Bramhane have been booked under Section 416 (cheating by personation) of IPC, Section 149 of the Maharashtra Police Act,1951 and Section 6 (unauthorised use of uniform) of the Official Secrets Act, 1923.
However, according to sources. both the accused yet to be arrested. Further investigations are underway.
Two cops suspended
Earlier, Dr Rathod had suspended two police personnel from Navghar Police Station and transferred two others to the control room for extorting Rs 20,000 from a chemist for selling energy drink.