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Gujarat: Policeman Arrested For Assaulting Bank Employee

gujarat policeman arrested for assaulting bank employee

Surat, Jun 24 (PTI) A police constable was suspended

and arrested for allegedly thrashing a bank employee in Surat

district after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

sought timely action in the matter.

Bank officials said police constable Ghanshyam Shyora

entered the Canara Bank's Saroli branch on Monday and asked

the woman clerk to print his passbook. When told the printer

wasn't working, he lost lost temper, abused her and started

slapping and pushing her. The video of the attack went viral

on social media.

"My office is being informed that the Commissioner of

Police visited @canarabanks Saroli branch and assured staff

of full cooperation; the accused police constable is placed

under suspension," Sitharaman tweeted on Wednesday.

The minister said her office had spoken to the Surat

Commissioner of Police R B Brahmbhatt who assured that the

accused constable shall be suspended immediately.

"Will be closely following this matter. Wish to assure

that the safety of all members of staff in banks is of

importance for us. Amid challenges, banks are extending all

services to our people. Nothing should threaten their safety

and dignity," the minister tweeted.

Sitharaman said she also spoke to Surat district

Collector Dhaval Patel on the incident and was assured of

timely action.

Brahmbhatt said the constable has been suspended and

placed under arrest. A case was registered at Puna police

station in Surat on Tuesday under Indian Penal Code Sections

323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult to

provoke breach of peace), a police official said.

In the CCTV footage released by the bank, the police

constable is seen manhandling the woman bank employee.

In another video, shot by a bank employee, he is seen

misbehaving and threatening other bank staffers after entering

restricted area. PTI COR PJT PD GK VT


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