In what shows the high-handedness of the Punjab police, a video doing the rounds of social media shows cops thrashing a young man who was filming something on his cell phone. The CCTV footage was shared by one Tanmay Shankar on his Facebook account.
It shows a man shooting something not within the camera’s view.
Within moments two Punjab police cops charge at him and grapple with the man for the cellphone.
A third cop enters the frame and hits the man at the back of his head.
One of the cops is able to snatch the phone from the man.
On his Facebook post, Shankar compared the police action with Taliban. It has garnered 1.3K comments and has been shared over 78K times. Thousands have called it shameful and many have shared their own horrific experiences with the Punjab police.