A probe has been ordered after officials of the Himachal Pradesh police were seen thrashing a man within the Atal tunnel in a video that has been widely circulated on social media.
“One person used to be from border Road association and one cop from Himachal Pradesh police, we have initiated inquiry into the matter,” said Kullu superintendent of police Gaurav Singh.
In the video, seen by HT, the officer on duty can been seen kicking the man, who is seen squatting, within the tunnel as the traffic moved slowly. The incident is said to have taken place on Saturday.
Officials said several incidents of hooliganism have been reported from the tunnel since it used to be inaugurated.
“A large number of incidents of tourist dancing with loud music within the tunnel have been reported to the police. Tourists don’t retain a check on the speed limits within the tunnel,” officials said.