In recent times, we’ve seen quite a few instances of police cracking down on social media users that indulge in disregarding laws to generate content. At times, such content creators have even been put behind bars, which is something that should surely act as a deterrent. However, the recent such case has had an outcome one might not have thought of. Basically, a Station House Officer of Punjab Police has been awarded suspension for letting an ‘influencer’ create content sitting on the bonnet of the police force’s Mahindra Scorpio.
SHO Faces Suspension for Allowing Use of Police Force’s Mahindra Scorpio
Kuldeep Chahl, Police Commissioner has taken action against Inspector Ashok Sharma, the INSP/SHO, for allowing an unknown social media user sit on the bonnet of an official police vehicle and create content. The video that’s still available online even shows a Punjab Police officer standing nearby and watching the entire act. The influencer was seen dancing to a Punjabi song and making offensive gestures towards the camera. The laws under which action has been taken against the SHO are unclear at the moment. However, it looks like the SHO is facing a temporary suspension.
Meanwhile, it doesn’t look like any action has been taken against the social media user in question. The lack of action against the influencer could be due to he fact that she is yet to be traced. Another reason is that she might have taken permission from the Police personnel in charge of the vehicle. However, any display of indecent behaviour or misuse of public property such as the Mahindra Scorpio cop car is definitely illegal.
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Social Media Activity Finally Coming Under Radar
In the modern digital era, the influence of social media is unquestionable. It has revolutionized our modes of communication, information sharing, and even our means of entertainment. However, it’s common to see some content creators resorting to unlawful activities in a bid to get viral. Thankfully, law enforcement agencies have finally started taking action against such social media users. Even though viral videos serve as a source of entertainment, they often end up setting a pretty bad example. Also, many times, the social influencers end up blatantly disrespecting the laws in the quest to go viral. Luckily, such content creators are finally coming under the radar of the police.
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