Lucknow: An inquiry has been ordered against a woman constable in UP after an Instagram video of her flaunting a gun went viral. In the video, the woman was seen to be lipsyncing to a dialogue wearing her uniform. The video seemed to have been shot at the police station.
As a punishment, the woman has been sent to the police lines while an inquiry is awaited.
Constable Priyanka Misra posted a video of her on social media in which she is seen to be lipsyncing to a Hindi dialogue spoken by a male: "Haryana, Punjab toh bekaar hi badnaam hai. Aao kabhi Uttar Pradesh. Rangbaazi kya hoti hai hum tumhe batate hain… naa gunday pe gaana banaate hain, naa gaadi pe Jat-Gujjar likhaate hain. Humare yahaan 5-5 saal ke launde katta chalaate hain."
The background audio in question has been used by a lot of users on Instagram reels. However, its origin remains unknown.
According to Muniraj G., the Senior Superintendent of Police of Agra, Misra will be sent to the police lines until the inquiry against the constable is completed.
"Her behaviour has violated the code of conduct followed by us. We took cognisance when the video came to our notice three days ago. She has been sent to police lines till we have the inquiry report," the SSP said. "Departmental action will be taken against her after we have the report."
The SSP also added that the video was taken in the storeroom of the police station. The gun used in the video was also stored in the storeroom.
The video has now been deleted from Mishra's Instagram account.