After a video of police brutality surfaced, Director-General of Police (DGP), Vikram Singh spoke to Republic TV and shared his view on the issue. DGP Vikram Singh said, "This is absolutely condemnable and is an illegal and immoral act. I strongly condemn the action of the police force and I would strongly suggest that the police be placed under suspension immediately." The video shows a motorist being brutally beaten after he failed to show them valid documents for his vehicle.
The DGP went ahead to condemn the actions of the two policemen in the video and claiming them to be immoral. Talking about the reflection of the actions of the cops, DGP Vikram Singh said, "Cops like these bring disgrace to the uniform and to the Force. They have no place in a disciplined organisation like the Uttar Pradesh police." He also asked that steps be taken against the cops in the video and said, "I expect that in the next two hours the departmental action shall take place and exemplary punishment be given to him."
Singh discussed how such acts paint a bad picture of the new Motors Vehicle Act that has resulted in hefty fines for the citizens. He said, "If we do not do this then we send a very negative signal not only to the people in respect to the new Motors Vehicles Act but also on the topic of what the police can do and cannot do." Vikram Singh clarified that police brutality is not part of the new Motors Vehicle Act and such acts raises this question. He continued to discuss how policemen should not resort to brutality and said, "This is just not acceptable. You are the servants of the people. This level of brutalisation is highly condemnable. A case should be registered and both the cops need to be sent to the jail."
The incident happened in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar district on September 13. In the viral video, the motorist can be seen being assaulted by the sub-inspector and constable. The victim could also be heard pleading the cops to let him off and saying that he would produce the required documents later, in the video. However, he was physically beaten, verbally abused, and even pinned down by the cops.