A young policewoman from Gujarat’s Mehsana district is in headlines since Wednesday after a Tik Tok video of her dancing inside a police station became viral on social media.
In the short TikTok clip, Arpita Chaudhary, a Lok Rakshak Dal (LRD) recruit, was seen shaking legs in front of a lock-up inside the Langhnaj police station in Mehsana district, Gujarat, which later seen as a massive embarrassment to the police fraternity in Gujarat.
मेहसाणा के लांघनज पुलिस स्टेशन की महिला कॉन्स्टेबल अर्पिता चौधरी फिर विवादों में। पुलिस स्टेशन के अंदर ही बनाया वीडीयो– @tiktok_us ऐप पर शेयर किया। विवाद सामने आने के बाद #TikTok से डिलीट किया। @indiatvnews @IndiaTVHindi @dgpgujarat @PradipsinhGuj pic.twitter.com/Vt57KnwAzD— Nirnay Kapoor (@nirnaykapoor) July 24, 2019
The lady cop, who was wearing civil clothes is seen dancing next to a lockup. The video was shared massively on the social media channel but also led many to question the rules and regulations that are being followed inside police stations in the country. In a place where criminals are put behind bars as a punishment and in a bid to reform them, dancing and singing can appear rather jarringly out of place.
— Nirnay Kapoor (@nirnaykapoor) July 24, 2019
According to IndiaTvNews, she has now been suspended. Deputy Superintendent of Police Manjitha Vanzara said to reporters, “Arpita Chaudhary has violated the rules. She was not in uniform while on duty. Secondly, she shot a video of herself inside the Langhnaj village police station. Police personnel should follow discipline, which she has not done and hence suspended.”
मेहसाणा की महिला पुलिस कर्मी का #TikTok विडीओ वायरल होने के बाद @SPMehsana ने अर्पिता चौधरी को सस्पेंड किया। मेहसाणा डिप्टी एसपी @ManjitaVanzara ने की खबर की पुष्टि। @IndiaTVHindi @indiatvnews @dgpgujarat @PradipsinhGuj pic.twitter.com/doIN219yL7— Nirnay Kapoor (@nirnaykapoor) July 24, 2019
While the app is facing government scrutiny over privacy-related issues, many users have generated controversies due to the nature of the video shot.
Back in recent past, a woman in Delhi shot a video in which she was seen dancing inside a stationary public bus in the presence of its driver, conductor, and marshal. All three officials faced stern action.