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