While we expect the Indian police to fight against crime, it is also common to see corruption amongst some of them. In an embarrassing incident in Lucknow, cops were seen thrashing each other in full public view.
The video caught by one of the onlookers is going viral across social media. The cops were allegedly throwing blows at each other over a dispute on sharing the bribe money. The money was reportedly fleeced from local street vendors.
Eyewitnesses said the spot was one through which a lot of vehicles, mostly trucks, passed and money was seen changing hands. They said one of the policemen was trying to take the money that the others wanted to share and then the fight broke out.
The local police, however, denied the reports of bribery, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
The brawl was with a Home Guard over clearing the traffic jam in Itaunja area, PTI quoted Superintendent of Police Manjil Saini as saying.