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‘Main sharp shooter hun, saat second mein tapka dunga’: MP cop threatens people to stay indoors; suspended



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File photo of SHO Sanjay Verma (Photo courtesy: News18.com)

Ujjain: A police officer in Madhya Pradesh has been suspended after he threated people to shoot people who will leave their homes during the ongoing India lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

The station house officer (SHO) posted at the Mahidpur Police Station in Ujjain was suspended on Friday after he issued open threats to those who had gathered in the town, News18.com reported.

 

Taking cognizance of the bizarre threat issued by SHO Sanjay Verma, Superintendent of Police in Ujjain, Sachin Atulkar, attached the cop to police line.

Verma, as per the News18 report, had on Thursday night posted a message in one of the WhatsApp groups, saying, “Log Maan Jayen, Apne Gharon Me Rahen, Nahin Tau Main Ek Sharp Shooter Hoon. Saat second Me Tapka Dunga. Aap Log Mujhe Yaad Rakhoge. (People should remain indoors, else I would shoot them dead. I am a sharp shooter and would take barely seven seconds to shoot anyone down.”

The threat was issued from SHO’s personal mobile phone number.

The senior officer had further posted in the group that he was a silver medalist and people won’t forget him for his deeds. He admitted that some could be upset with him momentary, but would later thank him.

After posting three messages in the WhatsApp group, Verma also urged members to forward these messages in other local groups.

Taking cognizance of these absurd threats from a police officer, Ujjain SP Sachin Atulkar attached Verma to police line on Friday.