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
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