Patna, October 15: Bihar police officials were caught taking a nap during the law and order briefing ahead of Durga Puja in Patna, reported ANI. In the video, the police officers were seen sleeping, during the important briefing about how to maintain law and order in the state during the festival days. The officers were mostly constables and inspectors, and it seems like they were not much intrigued by the event.

The video has got many reactions on social media and some people are seen supporting them by saying that it is due to long working hours and their hardship, while some are mocking them.

Watch the video here:

#WATCH Police officers seen sleeping during a law and order briefing ahead of #DurgaPuja in Patna,earlier today. #Bihar

— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2018

Here's how netizens reacted to the video:

A netizen said, "Policemen work for more hours than people from any other discipline, sometimes having to go without sleep for days; I can understand the pressure under which they work."

Another said, "These official functions are really boring.  I can understand how these people felt bored. Btw sleeping on duty is wrong."

Earlier, India Today has conducted a sting operation on the Uttar Pradesh police deployed during late hours in the night. In the investigation, several cops were caught sleeping on duty and many of the police stations were locked. The sting operation was carried out after the Apple executive Vivek Tiwari's murder.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 15, 2018 09:36 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website