An ex-minister in Madhya Pradesh, made his son clean the roads along with other municipal workers, as a punishment for misconduct with policemen on Covid duty.
According to a report by TOI, former minister, Pradhuman Singh Tomar’s son, Ripudaman, was roaming around in Gwalior without a mask. He was stopped and questioned by policemen on duty.
This is when he started arguing with them and threatened them with his father’s name.
A video of the incident is going viral on social media.
When one policeman started recording a video of the incident, Ripudaman can be heard saying:
Photo kheench raha hai na, teri photo main khinchva dunga.
Later, he also called someone on the phone and said:
Call this constable to the bungalow and tell who I am.
His father and former minister, Pradhuman Singh Tomar, took his son to the same spot, paid a fine of ₹100 and apologised to the policemen for his son’s behaviour.
He also made him remove garbage from the roadside.
In a country where VIP culture is dominant, this incident made people appreciate the minister.
ये उल्टी गंगा कैसे बह रही है देश में https://t.co/vEKBipTQ3W
— गौतम सिंह (@farmerinexile) May 2, 2020
Good Change in politicians. MP: Ex-minister makes son clean roadside garbage for threatening Covid-19 duty cops | India News – Times of India https://t.co/poYZfxuHlB
— Avinash Singh Parmar (@AvinashParmar) May 1, 2020
Later, his son also apologised to the policemen for his behaviour.