Delhi police have initiated an inquiry after a TikTok video of a man doing stunts in a vehicle that had 'Delhi Police' written it went viral across social media platforms. In the 15-second TikTok video, a man was seen coming out of the moving vehicle and doing push-ups on top of the van in a vacant plot. A Senior Officer confirmed that the 'Delhi Police' van in the video belonged to a private contractor.
The police had hired the vehicle in question with a beacon light mounted on the top and 'Delhi Police' written on the bonnet. Police said the incident appears to be old and the man seen doing the stunt in the video was not an officer. He has been identified as the friend of the driver of the vehicle. An inquiry will be conducted by the joint commissioner of police (security).
A show-cause notice has been issued to the private contractor and necessary legal action will be taken after the inquiry, the officer said. Police said they were also going through the profile of the user, who uploaded the video on the social media application, to seek more details.
It is not the first time that a TikTok video that has caught the attention of the Police. Earlier this month, Karnataka Police swung into action after a jaw-dropping TikTok video of a 21-year-old performing dangerous stunts while riding a motorbike with a girl on pillion went viral. Shortly after the video went viral, a special police team tracked down the rider, a 21-year-old college student and put him behind bars.
Earlier, TikTok was briefly banned by the Madras High Court's Madurai bench over the concerns of "encouraging pornography" through its platform. The ban was later revoked and TikTok promised to improve the overall app experience and environment.
(With PTI inputs)