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Covid-19: Cop loses job for bad-mouthing

Srinagar: A policeman was disengaged from his services after a video went viral in which he was seen as making an announcement with abusive language, asking people to stay indoors in Sopore town of Baramulla district.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “Police take cognizance of video which was circulated on social media sites wherein a policeman was allegedly seen making an announcement in an abusive manner.”

“On preliminary investigation, the allegations were found to be true and the official is identified and is posted in Police district Sopore,” said the spokesman.

“ It was divulged that the personnel shot the video at an isolated place and was not part of any announcement making team. The official later shared the video with friends on social media,” he said.

“Taking cognizance of the issue, Sopore Police has registered an FIR against the erring official under relevant sections of law and the official has been disengaged forthwith from the department,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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