Amid the nationwide protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, a new video has surfaced which raises serious questions on the functioning of Uttar Pradesh Police.
According to a report in NDTV, Superintendent of Police (City) of Meerut in west Uttar Pradesh was caught on camera making communal statements in a Muslim locality on December 20.
In the video he can be seen walking in a narrow lane wearing riot gear. Some other cops, also in riot gear, are seen walking with him.
Akhilesh stops at a place where a few Muslim men wearing skull caps are standing. "Where will you go? I will set this lane right now that you have given me this chance. (Kahan jaoge? Is gali ko main theek karoonga)," the police officer tells two men standing standing nearby.
“The ones tying black and yellow bands, tell them to go to Pakistan. You eat here but sing praises of another place… This lane is now familiar to me. And once I remember, I can even reach your grandmother ( Yeh jo kaali aur peeli patti baande huye hain inse keh do Pakistan chale jao…khaoge yahan ka, gaoge kahin aur ka… Yeh gali mujhe yaad ho gayi hai. Aur jab mujhe yaad ho jaata hai toh mein naani tak pahunch jaata hun )," Singh can be seen telling the men.
" If you do not want to live here then go away. You come here but you sing praises about somewhere else?” (Desh main agar nahin rehne ka man hai to chale jao bhaiya. Khaoge yahan ka aur Gaoge kahin aur ka)," he says.
The three Muslim men, surrounded by a posse of policemen, only say this: "You are right", reported NDTV.
“If something happens, you guys will pay the price. Every man from each house will be arrested (Agar kuch ho gaya toh tum log keemat chukaoge… Har ek-ek aadmi ko jail mein bandh karoonga),” another police official can be heard saying.
Akhilesh and other policemen then move ahead but return to the same men at least thrice, and ends by saying, "I will throw every man from every house in jail. (Ek ek ghar ke ek ek aadmi ko jail main bhar doonga main)."
"I will destroy everyone,” he says
According to a report in The Indian Express, Singh said, "The context is that anti-social elements were making pro Pakistan statements. We had come here to see who all were making pro-Pakistan statements. When we arrived with force, they had run away. We found out that there were 3-4 such people who wanted to create an issue. We had discussions with locals"