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Sikh cop saves Muslim youth from mob in Uttarakhand

Sikh cop saves Muslim youth from mob in Uttarakhand
A video grab in which a Sikh policeman saving a Muslim youth from a mob. Photo courtesy: Twitter

Dehradun, May 25

A video purportedly showing a Sikh policeman saving a Muslim youth from a mob, after the latter was allegedly found in a compromising position with a Hindu girl at a temple near Ramnagar in Nainital district, has gone viral.

ADG (law and order) Ashok Kumar said the incident occurred on Tuesday when a Muslim youth went to meet his girlfriend, a Hindu, at Garjia Devi temple about 15 km from Ramnagar. Locals somehow came to know about it and reached the temple to “teach the duo a lesson”, he said.

On being informed about a trouble in the area, Sub-Inspector Gagandeep Singh rushed to the spot where he found a mob preparing to attack the couple alleging that they had been found in a compromising position.

He immediately rushed to their rescue drawing the Muslim youth close to him to act as a shield to him, and in the process taking several blows from the mob on himself, the ADG said, adding that the mob was dispersed and the couple was taken to a police station from where they were sent back to their families.

Five people, whose faces are visible in the clip, have been booked and a search is on to nab them. A reward of Rs 2,500 has been announced for Gagandeep Singh for his act of bravery, he said. PTI

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