A senior official of Ballia district administration was caught on camera beating up the youths and misbehaving with them on the pretext of carrying out a drive for the people to wear face masks.Two videos of the Bilthara Road SDM, Ashok Chaudhary Bilthara Road SDM beating up youths went viral on the social media platform following which the victim youths lodged a complaint against SDM with the police.
Taking the incident seriously, CM Yogi Adityanath suspended Chaudhary and attached him with the Revenue Board, said officials in Lucknow.
Vijay Vishwas Pant, Commissioner also asked the Ballia district magistrate to investigate the matter.
In one of the videos, Chaudhary is seen beating the locals including a person going on a bike alongwith a woman at the main gate of the tehsil while the other shows, him entering a shop at the Chowkia traffic intersection and beating up two youths and dragging them on the road.
Along with the SDM, his security personnel are also seen beating up the youths.
The youths later lodged a complaint with police against the SDM.