In a shocking incident, a policeman was caught on camera ‘showering’ notes on a group of young schoolgirls, who were dancing on stage in an event to mark Republic Day. The police constable Pramod Walke showered notes on the school girls.
The video of constable Walke went viral on social media after which he was shunted out of his beat duty and probe in the matter has been ordered.
As per reports, the cop was on duty in the vicinity and had dropped in to watch the programme at the Zila Parishad school. There a group of Class 6 girls were performing on stage, while a patriotic was being played.
#WATCH Police constable showers cash on students during Republic Day function at a government school in Nagpur district's Nand. The police constable was suspended following the incident. (26 January) #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/nyTZeRCznO— ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2019
In the video, constable Walke can be seen climbing on the stage, taking a wad of currency notes, circling them in the air and showering it on the girls, much to the shock of the audience. The video was shot on the phone by the audience present in the event and was shared on social media.
Confirming the incident, another police officer, Santosh Vairagade said that Constable Walke has written a letter explaining his action.
According to NDTV, he defended himself saying he had gone there for crowd control, but some people, "impressed by the girls' performance", collected cash and requested him to go on the stage and present it to them on their behalf.
"But after stepping on the stage, the constable's act was found objectionable, though his body language did not suggest vulgarity," Mr Vairagade told reporters.