A sub-inspector and a woman were manhandled by the staff and owner of a restaurant located in Meerut’s Kanker Khera on Friday night following an argument over delay in serving food.
The owner of Black Pepper restaurant Manish Panwar, who is also a BJP councillor, was booked for loot, manhandling and other charges. Some staff members of the restaurant, too, were booked based on a complaint by the woman accompanying the Sub-Inspector. The case has been registered in Kanker Khera police station.
Circle officer of Daurala area Pankaj Singh said that action has also been taken against the Sub-Inspector, identified as Sukhpal Singh, and he has been sent to the police lines. Singh added that a departmental enquiry will be launched against the Sub-Inspector.
Action, if required, would be taken against the Sub-Inspector on the basis of the enquiry report.
“If found guilty, a case could also be registered against the sub-inspector,” the CO said.
On Friday night, the Sub-Inspector, who was deployed at Mohiuddinpur police post, went to Black Pepper Restaurant for dinner. He met a woman at the restaurant who had reportedly come to meet him to discuss a case.
The duo ordered food and waited for it to be served. After some time, the woman scolded the staff for delay in service which led to a brawl. The restaurant staff accused the woman of using abusive language.
Meanwhile the matter came into the notice of the owner who instructed his staff to close the doors of restaurant. He then entered into a fight with the sub-inspector as he was making a video of the brawl from his mobile. The owner allegedly slapped the cop while the staff snatched his mobile.
The agitated woman then started abusing the staff and smashed the crockery.
Police has recovered a CCTV recording of the entire incident.
When contacted, BJP Mahanagar president Mukesh Singhal expressed ignorance about the incident and said that he is in Lucknow.