Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 27: Popular Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan and Chetan Bhagat have heaped praise on a Sikh police officer, who saved a Muslim man from allegedly being mob lynched.
A video of the cop, Gagandeep Singh is doing the rounds on social media, with people hailing his bravery. While people on Twitter applauded Singh's act and his commitment towards his work, the Bollywood stars have called him the 'real hero.'
Gagandeep Singh, Courageous Brave, Sikh Police Officer saved a Muslim man who came to meet his Hindu Girlfriend, from being Lynched by Hindutva Mob in Uttarakhand. #ISalute #SinghIsKing pic.twitter.com/oXGgGHCUfv
— Aarti (@aartic02) May 24, 2018
"We are quick to condemn those who take a life, but we must be quicker to commend those who save one. #hero #GagandeepSingh," Farhan tweeted.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 26, 2018
Actress Vidya Balan called Gagandeep a "true Indian".
Now here’s a #TRUE-INDIAN.I salute him.
Godbless him 😇!! https://t.co/QycEgJ3vNK
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) May 26, 2018
Author Chetan Bhagat wrote: "The Sikh police officer who saved the Muslim man. I don't care who's in power. That's the India I want and ever will want. Even if I am the only one left wanting it."
The Sikh police officer who saved the Muslim man. I don't care who's in power or what is your politics. That's the India I want and ever will want. Even if I am the only one left wanting it.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) May 26, 2018
Talking to the micro-blogging site, actress Aditi Rao Hydari wrote: "So true... there is hope! #Hero #GagandeepSingh."
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) May 26, 2018
Actor Sidharth Malhotra tweeted: "Being a good example is the best form of service. #hero #Gagandeep."
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) May 26, 2018
In the video being circulated over social media, Singh was seen surrounded by the crowd, who were attacking the Muslim man, who was found with a Hindu girl at a temple in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar.