A senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in Tripura aggressively pulled and pushed individuals round for violating anti-Covid guidelines as he raided two marriage ceremony halls in Agartala, a viral video confirmed.
The clip confirmed West Tripura District Justice of the Peace Shailesh Kumar Yadav getting into the wedding halls and asking individuals to vacate the premises instantly. He was seen pushing a groom and his family members and holding different friends by their necks.
The officer, who was accompanied by the police, ordered arrests of people that got here up with lame excuses for violating the foundations.
The Tripura administration has introduced an evening curfew from 10 pm to five am to manage the coronavirus surge. It has additionally capped the variety of friends for any occasions at 100.
In response to district officers, the marriage features have been happening even after 10 pm, violating the curfew.
The police have detained 31 individuals from the wedding events, together with 19 girls.
“All these persons are extremely educated however they don’t observe the norms amid the alarming rise in coronavirus circumstances. These individuals alternatively would accuse the federal government of doing nothing. I additionally counsel suspending the officer-in-charge of the West Agartala police station,” the officer mentioned within the video.
The officer has been criticised by many social media customers for his “high-handedness”.
An MLA of the ruling BJP additionally slammed the officer for his behaviour.
“The DM bodily harassed and abused the monks of the wedding ceremony, bridegroom and others,” BJP legislator Sushant Chowdhury mentioned in a social media put up.
The officer right this moment apologised and mentioned he was simply performing his responsibility.