Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh CM, Dismisses District Magistrate Seen Slapping Young Boy

INDIA Team Latestly|

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on May 23 removed the collector of Surajpur district after a video of the IAS officer slapping a man for violating lockdown norms went viral on social media. Ranbir Sharma was transferred to the secretariat & replaced by Raipur Jila Panchayat CEO Gaurav Kumar Singh, an order issued on May 23 informed. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also apologised to the young man and his family. The IAS Association also condemned the behaviour. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also instructed the concerned authorities to provide a new mobile phone to the young man after it was damaged by the collector of Surajpur district. Sharma had, however, apologised for his action. In the video, he was seen slapping a man while enforcing lockdown norms in the district. He was also seen instructing the police officers accompanying him to beat the man. Meanwhile, after Surajpur DM Ranbir Sharma, SDM Prakash Singh Rajput of Bhaiyathan (Surajpur) in Chattisgarh slapped a youth allegedly for violation Covid-19 lockdown.

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