Cop’s TikTok videos in uniform go viral, SSP seeks explanation


Lucknow: Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani has sought an explanation from an Uttar Pradesh cop for posting Tik Tok videos while in uniform.

Two videos of sub-inspector Mohammad Arif, who is posted at the PGI police station in Lucknow, are going viral on social media.

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In the first video, the cop is seen reciting a dialogue, “Yeh police station hai, jab tak baithne ko na kaha jaaye baitho nahi, tumhare baap ka ghar nahi hai. [This is a police station, not your father’s house. Don’t sit till you are asked to]”

In the second video, he can be heard saying that neither friendship nor enmity of cops is good. In this video, Arif is sitting on a chair and can also be seen pointing towards his service revolver, which is kept behind him on a table.

Speaking to media, SSP Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani said “We will seek an explanation from the cop for posting a video on social media. If a cop is on duty and is wearing the uniform, discipline should be followed. General instruction is being issued to policemen not to indulge in any indiscipline on social media platforms by posting videos in uniform.”

This is not the first time a policeman has come under fire for making TikTok videos on duty.

In July, a policewoman from Gujarat was suspended after a video of her dancing inside a police station to a song went viral on social media.

Two Delhi Police woman constables also faced disciplinary action when a video of them singing on duty at a VVIP location went viral.