A video showing a police officer purportedly threatening and abusing a medico on duty at Emergency and Trauma hospital in Qazigund area of Anantang district has gone viral on social networking site evoking massive outage.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police, meanwhile, have taken cognizance of the incident and initiated inquiry against the accused officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police.
"Talk to me courteously. I will teach you a lesson. Will see to you tonight. I will drag you out. Do you understand? You have not seen what fear is. Will show you what fear is," the accused officer is seen shouting at the doctor in the video.
The doctor is seen daring the police officer to shoot him. "What will you do? Would you shoot me? Come and shoot," the doctor is heard telling the police officer.
Speaking to Greater Kashmir, Dr Naseer Ahmad alleged the police officer got infuriated after he (the doctor) sought documents from them (police) regarding an accident case.
"Few policemen came to the hospital on Thursday morning and I told them to bring all the documents in order to get the medical opinion in the accident case dating back to May 2017," Dr Naseer said.
He said that soon the DSP came and tried to force "me to sign the medico-legal form without producing the documents. As I refused, this infuriated him and he hurled abuses and threatened me of implicating in a false case," the doctor said.
Police, meanwhile have regretted the incident and assured action into the matter.
"In reference to the Qazigund incident, we regret it and at the same time assure that necessary action shall be taken into the matter," said a spokesman.
The officer allegedly involved in the incident has been directed to report to the DIG office south Kashmir range for an enquiry.
Meanwhile, a group of doctors Friday staged protest at Srinagar against "repeated threats" to medicos during duty hours.
They demanded that Government should bring legislation on the pattern of other states of India making assault on doctors, paramedical staff during duty hours and damage to hospitals a "non-bailable offence."