Coimbatore: A traffic constable was transferred on Saturday to the police control room in the city here, after a video clip showing him purportedly slapping a food delivery man on a busy road went viral on social media.
Sathish, a Grade-1 constable attached to Singanallur police station, was found to have slapped the delivery person at a traffic junction on Avinashi Road on Friday.
Senior police officials swung into action and transferred the constable to the control room.
Mohanasundaram, 38, works as a delivery partner with food aggregator Swiggy for the last two years.
On Friday evening, Mohanasundaram noticed a private school bus driver driving in a rash and negligent manner. The bus was about to hit two two-wheelers and a pedestrian near a mall on the busy stretch.
As he questioned the driver, there was a brief traffic jam.
The policeman abused and slapped the food delivery person twice, and snatched his mobile phone. He also damaged his motorcycle, the video recorded by another commuter showed.
Satish reportedly asked Mohanasundram whether he knew who the owner of the school bus was and that if any vehicular traffic problem arises, the police would look into it.
Based on the complaint by Mohanasundaram on Saturday at the City Police Commissioner’s officer, the officials transferred Satish to the control room, police said.