A police constable was suspended after a video of him showering currency notes on schoolgirls performing at a Republic Day function in Nagpur in Maharashtra went viral on social media.
A senior Nagpur (rural) police official said constable Pramod Walke was suspended for indiscipline for his note-showering act which took place at a Republic Day cultural programme in a zila parishad school in Nand village in the district’s Bhivapur taluka.
In a video tweeted by ANI, Walke can be seen standing on the stage while the girls performed. He is seen going uncomfortably close to the minor girls and showering notes on them.
Reports suggest that several people shot videos of the incident.
NDTV reported that Walke was on duty near the event and had come to watch the function. He is also said to have defended his actions by saying he was requested by people, who were impressed by the performance, to present the money to the girls.
“Nagpur Rural police Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ola has suspended constable Pramod Walke and has initiated a departmental inquiry,” the official said.
(With inputs from PTI)