A video of a Tamil nadu police constable questioning about a motorist’s caste details while issuing him challan for not wearing safety mask went viral in social media platform. As a result of it, the constable got transferred to the Armed reserve wing by his higher authorities. A detailed inquiry is also initiated, assured the district collector Vijaya Karthikeyan.
Named as Kasirajan, the Police constable stopped the two wheeler rider at Thiruppur-Perumanallur junction on Thursday. He was checking vehicles at the junction to make sure whether the people are following the lockdown norms. With the orders issued by the district administration, Kasirajan was there to penalise people who are not following the orders of the government such as wearing mask etc.
When Kasirajan saw a man violating the government’s order, he stopped his bike and started seeking his personal informations to issue a challan for not wearing a safety mask. While getting his name and contact details, the police constable demanded the motorist to disclose his caste details.
Irked by the question, the man started shouting and the duo involved in an argument. “Who gave you the rights to question about my caste ? Tell me ??” the motorist can be heard repeatedly asking to the Police man. Responding to his question, Kasirajan goes on to ask the man to tell about his body identifications to which the biker asks “Am I an accused to tell you my body identifications ? Did I murder someone ?”
“You can’t question about my caste like this in public. If you find me violating the lockdown norms, put a fine, I will pay it. But you don’t have the rights to question about my caste” he biker says.
At one point, Kasirajan says that his higher officials have asked him to collect the details of caste. “Which S.I ordered you to get such informations ?” the biker continues to question. Watch the video below :
As soon as the video went viral, action was taken against Kasi rajan. Thiruppur SP Dhisha Mittal have ordered an immediate transfer for Kasi Rajan to the Armed reserve wing. “Enquiring into it” wrote Thiruppur district collector Vijaya karthikeyan on seeing the video.
Enquiring into it— Vijayakarthikeyan K (@Vijaykarthikeyn) October 8, 2020
This shameful activity of the police constable has gained him a bad name among the Internet users who are slamming him.
இந்த மாதிாி சம்பவங்களை பாா்க்கும் போது தமிழகம் விரைவில் வடஇந்தியாவாக மாறுவதற்கு வாய்ப்புகள் அதிகமாக தொிகிறது. நடவடிக்கை தேவை.— Sri (@Sri48237074) October 8, 2020
ஏனிந்த நிலை…சோஷியல் மீடியாவில் எப்படியும் வந்துவிடக்கூடும் எனத் தெரிந்தும்..கொஞ்சமும் கூச்சமின்றி சாதி பற்றி கேட்கும் நாதாரி…கொரோனா எந்த சாதிக்கு வராதெனச்சொல்…அந்த சாதியை வைத்துக்கொள்….— sukumarankochappan (@sukumarank123) October 8, 2020
கொங்கு மண்டலத்தை பிடித்தாட்டிகொண்டிருக்கும் சாதி வெறியும் .மத வெறியும் சமூக நல்லிணக்கத்திற்கு பேராபத்து— Kaviyarasan (@Kaviyar69538609) October 9, 2020
அந்த ஜாதியா இருந்த கோரானா வராதாம் 😂— ERA.SA 🙄 (A1+ve) (@Sathish96983994) October 8, 2020