Police are supposed to keep public space safe and make everyone secure with their presence. Exceptions are always there, and in a recent development, Punjab cop was found stealing eggs from a cart in Chandigarh.
Head Constable caught in camera while stealing eggs
Head Constable in Punjab Police, Pritpal Singh was recorded lifting some eggs from an unattended roadside cart and he did not stop there but kept those eggs in his police uniform. The policeman was seen caught crossing the road in an instant as the owner approached his cart. The cop stopped an auto-rickshaw and made off with the stolen eggs. The entire lifting act was recorded on a mobile phone. As the video was circulated on social media, it was noticed by Punjab Police. Pritpal Singh has been suspended from the service by the department.
Head Constable suspended after video goes viral
“A video went viral where in Head Constable Pritpal Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib Police was caught by a camera for stealing eggs from a cart while the rehdi-owner was away and putting them in his uniform pants. He is suspended and Department Enquiry is opened against him,” wrote Punjab Police on their official handle. So far, the police have not received any complaint in connection with the incident, and the cart owner is yet to be identified. The investigation into the matter is underway.
Another incident from Punjab
This comes days after Phagwara city station house officer, Navdeep Singh, was placed under suspension after a video showing him kicking vegetables of a street vendor got splattered across social media platforms. After the video went viral, the SHO received deserved opprobrium from the public for his shameful act. The Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta suspended the SHO, and compensation was given to the vegetable vendor by police officials.