The video of a police officer with the Cyberabad police seizing the vegetables of a roadside vendor at Uppal area in Hyderabad has gone viral, kicking up a storm on social media.
The incident, which was caught on camera, shows a traffic cop passing by in a patrol truck, as he slows down and points at the vegetables. Another person immediately gets down from the truck, snatches the vendorâ€™s vegetables and gets back on to the vehicle before speeding off.
The incident occurred on September 21 and shows the truck speeding away casually even as the vendor pleads with the police officer and chases the vehicle for a short distance.
"Preliminary inquiry indicates that it was a routine operation. The police regularly clear vendors who obstruct traffic. This is done under Section 39 (B) of the City Police Act. The way the video was shot and presented may not be correct. We will conduct a detailed inquiry and if anything is found wrong, action will be taken," DCP (Traffic) Cyber-abad, Avinash Mohanty told Deccan Chronicle.
The police have also alleged that the video was shown in a wrong light and the complete details leading up to the incident are yet to be known.
Watch the video here.