Official Removed From Post After Car Crushes Farmer’s Vegetables

According to locals, Kumar’s driver was driving the SUV, while the officer was nearby in the market.

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Screen grab of the video. The SUV is seen crushing the vegetables several times.
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The vehicle of a senior Uttar Pradesh government officer allegedly ran over the vegetables of a farmer at a state government-run market in Hapur district on Saturday, 16 November, during an anti-encroachment drive, NDTV reported.

In the video, the white SUV, which belongs to the market secretary Sushil Kumar, can be seen crushing the vegetable as bystanders around the car are seen moving plastic baskets out of the way.

The UP government has reportedly said it has investigated the case and removed the officer from his post due to his “deplorable conduct”. He has been asked to report to Lucknow.

According to locals, Kumar’s driver was driving the SUV, while the officer was nearby in the market, NDTV reported.

The farmer was allegedly selling vegetables without permission and spread out a sheet at the market.

According to reports, the official said he reprimanded the driver on the spot after he saw the video and asked him “not to do such things.”

(With inputs from NDTV.)

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