I AM an inspector and I can dance on the road, screamed Tarun Dahiya, a police in charge of Tauru crime branch in India’s Gurgaon city when accosted by motorists over his dancing on the road while drunk.
Dahiya, who has since been suspended from duty for his behaviour, was found dancing on a city road in a drunken state early Monday.
He was taken away to the police station for creating a ruckus and misbehaving with cops on duty.
Further, a departmental inquiry has been ordered against inspector Tarun Dahiya, in-charge of Tauru crime branch (Nuh), besides transferring him to Ambala with immediate effect, reports the Times of India.
According to local media, Dahiya was seen dancing in shorts and a sleeveless T-shirt with a friend after parking his white Fortuner in the middle of Sheetla Mata Road.
It is reported that the dance drama continued for about half an hour even as several trucks and cars remained stranded along the stretch.
Some local shopkeepers and drivers tried to persuade him to remove his car from the road but the cop flaunted his rank saying “I am an inspector and can dance on the road”.
A police patrol arrived at the spot and took Dahiya and his friend to Sector 5 police station and he was allowed to go home to the police lines in Gurugram where his family lived.
Gurugram police commissioner KK Rao, however, sent a report to the Inspector General and Dahiya’s supervisor and marked a departmental inquiry against the inspector.
And state police chief BS Sandhu said:
“There is no place for this type of officers in Haryana Police. We have not only suspended him but also transferred him to the first battalion in Ambala with immediate effect. As it was a holiday today (Tuesday), the orders in this regard will be issued tomorrow (Wednesday). Also, a department inquiry has been ordered against him, further action will be decided based on its report.”
A senior officer from the district said Dahiya had left them embarrassed. “He even misbehaved with Gurugram cops, who tried to intervene, and this cannot be ignored. We have started an inquiry against him,” the officer said anonymously.