Social distancing: Guj woman cop suspended for playing garba

Ahmedabad, Apr 6() A woman inspector of AhmedabadRural police in Gujarat was suspended on Monday for playinggarba with her staff and some residents of a society duringlockdown, in the process breaking social distancing norms inplace to fight the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

Inspector Anila Brahmbhatt of Bopal police station wassuspended for breaking social distancing norms, said AhmedabadDistrict Superintedent of Police RV Asari.

A video of the incident, shot three day ago, in whichshe and some policemen and residents of a complex are seenplaying garba on the lawns went viral on social media.

Bopal police had hired a singer to entertain peoplewho were bored due to the lockdown.Advertisement

"While her intention was noble, she went overboard andstarted playing garba herself with others. It gave a wrongmessage to people. We must maintain social distancing,especially when police is taking strict measures to enforcethe lockdown," the SP said. PJT PDBNM BNM

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