The senior official had decided to go on surprise anti-encroachment drive on Saturday
Hapur, Uttar Pradesh:
A white SUV of a senior government official in Uttar Pradesh is seen running over vegetables of a farmer in a video that has been condemned widely on social media.
The incident happened at a market in Hapur district, 73 km from Delhi, where a farmer had allegedly spread out a sheet to sell vegetables without permission.
In the mobile phone video, the vehicle is seen reversing and coming forward several times to crush the vegetables of the farmer. Some people are seen removing plastic baskets as the government official stand looking at them.
This footage is from a @UPGovt sabzi mandi in #Hapur. A top official of the mandi went on a anti encroachment drive today. His driver seen in the footage using official vehicle to crush vegetables that a poor farmer was selling inside the mandi …. pic.twitter.com/OM8mnf0DgB
— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) November 16, 2019
The senior official had decided to go on a surprise anti-encroachment drive on Saturday. Later, the official said he reprimanded his driver on the spot.
Although anti-encroachment drives are common across cities and towns, the vehicle of a government official crushing vegetables was seen on social media as high-handedness.
People on Twitter condemned wasting the vegetables that the farmer had brought to the market.
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