Pictures of a white-bearded policeman purportedly sitting on the lap of a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) in a police station in Rajouri district has gone viral on social media, prompting authorities to suspend him.
Two pictures were posted in Facebook and WhatsApp in which Head Constable Zakir Hussain was seen sitting on the lap of a woman SPO who was seated on a chair in Budhal in Police Station.
“The incident took place in August this year. Soon after the pictures came to our notice, we have suspended the Head Constable namely Zakir Hussain posted at Police Station Budhal and attached him to the District Police Lines for this shameful act,” said AK Atri, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of the Rajouri-Poonch Range.
A probe has been ordered and action has been initiated against the woman SPO and others of the department involved in the act, he said.
There is zero-tolerance to such shameful acts in police, the DIG said.