Chattisgarh CM Sacks Surajpur Collector After Video Slapping Man During Lockdown Goes Viral

Chhattisgarh CM removes Surajpur DM after video shows him hitting man for violating COVID norms - Sakshi Post

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has removed the District Collector of Surajpur district, after a video of the IAS officer slapping a man for violating lockdown norms went viral on social media. In a statement the Chief Minister condemned the act and said that it was most unfortunate He said that, no such high handedness will be tolerated in Chhattisgarh and ordered for immediate removal of the Collector

In the video clip which went viral, the DC Ranbir Sharma is seen slapping a man while on duty enforcing lockdown norms in the district.

Also Watch: IAS Officer Slaps Man and Throws his Phone for Breaking Lockdown Rules

As seen in the video, the Collector who is about to alight his car asks the man to come closer. He takes the victims phone as he is seen trying to show the Collector his reason to be outside. He smashes the phone onto the floor and slaps the man. The police force also comes around and canes the man at the behest of the officer.

Though the Collector later apologised for his action, his highhanded behaviour was communed by everyone including his fraternity in the IAS Association. Terming it as unacceptable & against the basic tenets of the service & civility. Civil servants must have empathy & provide a healing touch to society at all times, more so in these difficult times, they said in a statement.

The State government has posted Gaurav Kumar Singh as the new Collector of Surajpur district.


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