An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer managed to hide her identity and then reported a fake crime to the local police in Uttar Pradesh (UP). In an effort to check the response time it took authorities to consider the report, the IPS official devised this ingenious way to disguise her identity. IPS officer Charu Nigam, who is posted as the Superintendent of Police in Auraya, UP, wore a mask and large sunglasses to check the vigilance and response time of the local authorities.
The incident, which was posted on Twitter by the official account of Auraiya Police, went viral in no time. Watch the video here.
पुलिस के रिस्पांस टाइम व सतर्कता को चेक करने हेतु पुलिस अधीक्षक औरैया @ipsCharuNigam स्वयं की पहचान छुपाते हुए सुनसान रोड पर तमंचे के बल पर बाइक सवार अज्ञात व्यक्तियों द्वारा झूठी लूट की सूचना कंट्रोल रूम व डायल112 पर दी गयी जिसमे जनपदीय पुलिस की कार्यवाही संतोषजनक रही। pic.twitter.com/I4n3yJoUHP
— Auraiya Police (@auraiyapolice) Nov 3, 2022
IPS agent Nigam told Auraiya local police that she was the victim of an armed robbery and that the suspects were riding two-wheelers while the crime was committed. She then reported the ‘crime’ to the local authorities by calling the emergency number 112. The footage shows Nigam talking to the police officers on duty and explaining what happened to her. The officers in the footage are then spotted recording her statement to investigate further.
The footage shows several people surrounding the IPS agent, with her identity securely hidden. A man has also been reported talking to local officers regarding what had happened. In the seconds that follow, the footage shows the police signaling a few people and checking for clues. In the closing seconds of the footage, several police officers were seen on the site taking statements and collecting evidence.
Twitter users flooded the comment section shortly after the video was posted. While some argued that IPS Nigam had thought well of conducting this experiment, others called the entire operation staged. One user said, “Loop agar asli hoti to ye nazara dekhne ko nahi milta..(If the crime were real we wouldn’t have been able to see this response at all)” A second Twitter user said, “Totally pre-planned”, while a third user said: “Bahut accha, aap jaise adhikari desh ki shaan hain (Very good, administrators like you are the pride of our country).”
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