2 cops suspended for taking ‘drinks break’ during duty
Raipur: Two police constables have been suspended in Bilaspur after a video went viral showing them taking a ‘drinks break’ while transporting prison inmates to court.
The constables stopped the prison van midway along the route, bought liquor while in uniform, and had a couple of drinks on October 4, say police. The video was shot by another policeman, who has not been named.
The police van was on its way from central Jail to Belha court with five undertrials facing charges of loot, molestation and possession of illegal guns. All four cops escorting them got off near a market, leaving the inmates unattended, and two of them took liquor on the roadside. The police then took the inmates to court and dropped them back at jail. A departmental inquiry was ordered on Sunday, and the SP issued showcause notices.