Anti-Romeo squad shaves head of man in presence of cops in UP’s Shahjahanpur
An “anti-Romeo squad” shaved the head of a man in the presence of policemen who had caught him with a female friend in a public park in Shahjahanpur.
The incident happened last week, but a video of it went viral on Friday, after which senior police officials suspended the three constables who were present at the site.
“Three constables namely, Suhail Ahmed, Laiek Ahmed and Sonu Pal have been accused of involvement in the incident. Prima facie it appears that they were present there and failed to stop those who were shaving the head of the victim. I have ordered their suspension on this ground,” Shahjahanpur SSP, K B Singh said.
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In the video, the constables are seen standing near the squatted victim as a man shaves his head.
Reportedly, the constables found the victim who was with his female friend outside a public park. They asked the woman to leave and called a barber and asked him to shave the man’s head.
Though senior police officials acknowledged the presence of the constables during the incident, they have claimed that they are not part of the anti-Romeo squad formed to protect women in Uttar Pradesh, as promised by the BJP.
“I have also asked a circle officer to investigate the matter. Further action against the constables will be taken on the basis of investigation,” K B Singh said.
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The constables are from Azizganj police post which falls under the city limits of Shahjahanpur.
Circle officer (city) Avneesh Chandra Srivastav said he had recorded the statements of the accused and a report would be sent to the SSP on Saturday.
The victim has not lodged any complaint against the constables in the matter.