A sub-inspector was suspended after a video of him laughing while BJP and Congress workers were purportedly seen kicking and slapping each other at the opposition party’s headquarters in Dehradun over Rafale issue on December 19 emerged.

Sub-inspector Shanti Prasad from Bindal police station was seen laughing in a video which captured BJP members purportedly barging into the Congress headquarters in an alleged bid to stop Congress working committee member Kumari Shailja from holding a press conference on Rafale deal. SSP Nivedita Kukreti told TOI that the policeman was suspended on Saturday for “dereliction of duty” during the clash. “He was seen standing and letting protesters break barriers ,” she said. The sub-inspector told TOI that he has been on leave since Thursday and was not aware of why he had been suspended.

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