Justice, but at what cost? A woman who was recently forced to give massage to a cop in a police station to secure son’s release has made people wonder about justice and its unjustifiable cost. The Bihar cop was caught on cam receiving a massage from a woman on his bare back as he lied using his phone nonchalantly. After the video went viral on social media, netizens were outrage and called out the police officials. The incident was reported from Saharsa district, Bihar.
According to reports, the woman was at the Darhar police station and sought her son’s release from jail. The cop in question, identified as, Shashi Bhushan Sinha, can be seen in the video in a semi-nude state, that the woman is poor and that he will be sending two women with relevant documents for the son’s bail. He can also be heard putting a word out for the woman’s son’s case.
A Hindustan Times report states that the incident is a month old. After the video of the incident went viral earlier this week, the cop in question was reported to be suspended and a detailed report has been sought regarding the matter by Superintendent of Police, Lipi Singh.
The Facts of the Matter
The Indian police often gets a bad rap for corrupt practices such as taking bribes, conducting inhumane interrogations, and more. Meanwhile, a shocking video from a police station in Sahasra district, Bihar, has emerged, showing the dark and inhumane side of the police.
The video, which recently made its way to microblogging platform Twitter, shows a woman giving a massage to a cop for her son’s release. The video has been widely distributed, causing much outrage and denting the credibility of Bihar’s law-and-order situation.
Cop Gets Massage from Woman for her Son’s Release
The cop in question, identified as Sub-Inspector Shashi Bhushan Sinha, was reportedly posted at a police station in Saharsa’s Nahuatta. In the video gone viral, he can be seen receiving a massage from a woman while being in a semi-nude state with a towel wrapped around his waist.
Man Promises Lawyer on Phone That He’ll Pay Rs. 10,000 for Bail
The video also shows Sinha presumably talking to a lawyer and putting a word out for the woman’s son. The accused officer can be heard saying that the woman ins poor and can’t pay him money. He also tells the lawyer that he will be paying him Rs. 10,000 and will send two women to him with the relevant documents for bail.
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According to reports, the incident is not recent and occurred a month or so back. It is also being speculated that a constable at the station took the video.
Sahasra SP Takes Cognizance, Cop Suspended
After the incident’s video went viral on social media, Sahasra district SP Lipi Singh stated that a probe has been ordered in the matter. The cop in question, Shashi Bhushan Sinha has been suspended with immediate effect following an enquiry report which was submitted by a Sub Divisional Police Officer identified as Santosh Kumar.
“The OP in-charge suspended with immediate effect after a enquiry report submitted by SDPO Santosh Kumar. We have sought a detailed report against the SI and the officer will face departmental proceedings,” SP Lipi singh was quoted saying.