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The chief minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, taking cognisance to a video shared on social media of a confrontation between two Sikh men and Uttar Pradesh police has asked chief minister Yogi Adityanath to take the cop concerned 'to task'
In the video shared by Captain, an irked Sikh truck driver can be seen confronting the Uttar Pradesh men in uniform with his sword after the Police officers 'pulled' the man's beard. The issue elevated to the extent after the truck driver allegedly did not give space to the police van behind his vehicle.
Noticing the act, Captain cited the incident to be 'deplorable' stating that the man in uniform failed to show 'regard towards religious sentiments'
Moreover, asked chief minister Yogi Adityanath to take due action, and that the BJP disregards such behaviour.
His tweet read: Deplorable incident. Shameful that a man in uniform should show such scant regard for the religious sentiments of a common man. Request Yogi Adityanath to take the cop concerned to task. A strong message needs to go out that BJP doesn’t condone such behaviour.
In the video, the security officials and the Sikh men could be seen arguing, which escalated after the Police officer pulled the beard of the Sikh youth, who in retaliation pushed the police officer and got his sword from the truck in agitation.
Earlier on Tuesday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath was under the scanner for his contentious communally polarising speech in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut wherein he accused the Congress, SP, BSP, and RLD of spreading the 'green virus'.
"Congress' manifesto has been released. It shows that Congress' hand is with the anti-nationals. They want to rule the country with the help of anti-nationals. You might have seen that when Rahul Gandhi went to file his nomination from the Wayanad seat of Kerala, Congress' flags were not there, instead green flags with moon and stars made on it were raised."