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J&K: Cop arrested for snatching money from beggar


Jammu, Aug 24: After a video of a policeman snatching money from a roadside beggar in Ramban district went viral, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested head constable Munawar Hussain.

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A video clip, in which the head constable is purportedly seen "snatching" money from the beggar a few days back, went viral on social media triggering shock and uproar.

"Head constable Munawar Hussain has been suspended and arrested by the police after the incident," Ramban Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohan Lal told PTI.

He said an FIR has also been registered against the policeman, who was attached with Ramban police line after being transferred from "Kishtwar due to his bad habit of chronic drinking".

The SSP said Hussain came out of the police line and allegedly snatched money from the beggar. The officer said Hussain was caught by the policemen deployed there.

The SSP said three more cases are registered against him in Kishtwar. "He was kept in the policelines in Ramban after being transferred from Kishtwar due to his bad habit of chronic drinking. His ATM cards and others such items were given to his wife to operate in view of the his bad habits," he said.


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