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Delhi Cop Suspended for Assaulting Worshippers During Jumma Namaz

A Delhi police officer is suspended after kicking worshippers during Friday prayers on the road, sparking outrage and condemnation.

A Delhi Police sub-inspector faces suspension after allegedly assaulting worshippers during Friday prayers near a mosque in Inderlok. Videos circulating on social media depict the officer kicking worshippers and disrupting their prayers, prompting widespread condemnation and demands for action.

The incident occurred outside the mosque, commonly known as “Bade Masjid,” near Inderlok Metro station. Identified as Manoj Tomar, the sub-inspector’s actions were captured on video, showing him kicking and slapping worshippers while they prayed on the road.

Public Outcry and Suspension

The videos sparked outrage, leading to a blockade of the road by locals demanding action against the sub-inspector. Following public outcry, Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoj Kumar Meena announced the immediate suspension of the officer involved and assured disciplinary action.

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According to witnesses, the crowd gathered at the scene demanded justice, refusing to disperse until action was taken against the officer. Senior police officials intervened, assuring the public that measures were being taken to address the incident.

Political and Social Response

The incident drew condemnation from political leaders, with the Indian National Congress urging swift action against the guilty officer. Social media echoed public outrage, with users expressing shock and demanding accountability from the Delhi Police.

Congress MP Imran Pratapgarhi denounced the officer’s actions, calling for legal action and termination of service. The Delhi Police initiated an inquiry into the incident, suspending the officer pending further investigation.

Divided Reactions and Security Measures

While some criticized the officer’s behavior, questioning the rationale behind his actions, others condemned the disruption of religious practice. Despite differing opinions, social media users largely united in condemning the assault.

Amid escalating tensions, authorities beefed up security in the area to prevent any potential disturbances. The incident underscores the importance of upholding religious freedom and ensuring the safety of worshippers in public spaces.