Ahmedabad Police Seen Toppling Vegetable Carts; One Cop Suspended

PI Vishnu Choudhry has been suspended for toppling vegetable carts to enforce lockdown in Ahmedabad.

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In a video, a police inspector was seen toppling vegetable carts near Ahmedabad’s Krishnanagar area while trying to evict the vendors from the area.

This comes as the entire country is facing a lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

After the video went viral on social media, Police inspector Vishnu Choudhry was suspended from his post immediately. DGP Gujarat has asked for strict action against all the policemen involved with the incident.

“This kind of behavior is unacceptable who ever it maybe. You have to be little sensitive especially with poor who are selling vegetables which is an essential need.”
Gujarat DGP Shivanand Jha told ANI

Fruits and vegetables come under “essential items”, according to the MHA guidelines issued after the lockdown. Since 24 March, when PM Modi announced the nationwide lockdown, several reports and videos have emerged from across the country of vendors and delivery persons being roughed up by policemen.

The video from Ahmedabad has provoked many on Twitter to lament how food is being wasted at a time when many jobless stranded daily wage workers are craving for it.

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