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Chhattisgarh CM removes district collector who slapped man for COVID-19 norm violation after video goes viral.

Collector removed who slapped a man

The collector of Chhattisgarh”s Surajpur district, Ranbir Sharma, was removed from the post after a viral video showed him slapping a man and breaking his mobile phone for alleged COVID-19 norms violation. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel issued instructions for the removal of the IAS officer from the post.

In the almost 3-minute-long video, the man can be seen showing a piece of paper and something on his mobile phone to the collector who takes the device and throws it to the ground while enforcing lockdown norms in the district. He was also seen instructing the police officers accompanying him to beat the man.

The IAS Association also condemned the behaviour and wrote on Twitter: “It is unacceptable and against the basic tenets of the service and civility. Civil servants must have empathy and provide a healing touch to society at all times, more so in these difficult times.”

“He was a 23-year-old man over-speeding on a sports bike. He had a fake slip which he claimed was for vaccination. We have to be a little strict with people to ensure that lockdown norms are followed. However, I apologize for my behavior today,” Sharma said, while refuting claims that the person seen in the video is a minor.

This is being circulated by Chhattisgarh Govt in media for damage control.

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel took quick action and instructed the removal of District Collector Ranbir Sharma from Surajpur immediately..
IAS Gaurav Kumar Singh has been appointed as new District Collector, ABP news anchore Shobhna Yadav tweeted.



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