Following an incident of police violence where a police official had been seen baton-charging cash-starved people standing in a queue outside a bank in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had reportedly suspended the concerned officials.
By the order from the UP CM, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Fatehpur Ram Kishore and the Station House Officer (SHO) of Kishunpur, Sanjay Kumar Yadav had been suspended from the posts following the viodeo of the incident getting viral on social media. In the video, aired by a local news channel, a police official is seen ‘lathi-charging’ on the common people standing in the queue outside the banks.
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The incident came weeks after the implementation of the demonetisationj policy by the MOdi government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had initiated the note-ban policy on November 8, by the implementation of which, there had been a ban on currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. While the Prime Minister cited the rise in the flow of black money in the country as the key reason behind the implementation of the new policy, there had been a chaotic situation among common people. And as the anti-graft policy completes two weeks of implementation, people had been seen standing in never-ending queues outside banks and ATMs, waiting for hours, to replace their old currency notes, or collect usable cash for their basic need.
With the initiation of the ban on currency notes of higher denomination, political storm had also erupted throughout the country, with opposition leaders blaming the central government for the escalation of public distress. With increasing political uproar, and heated arguements by opposition leaders, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha had been witnessing repeated adjournments since November 16.