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MP CM Suspends Top Indore Municipal Official After Viral Video Shows Staff 'Dumping' Homeless Outside City

Photo Of Elderly People Being Taken Away By The Indore Municipal Corporation ( News 18)

Photo Of Elderly People Being Taken Away By The Indore Municipal Corporation ( News 18)

The video allegedly shows homeless people, including frail elderly being driven out of the city. A truck of the corporation dropped them near a village in biting cold.

After a video, which purportedly shows Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) officials mistreating elderly and homeless people, went viral, the Madhya Pradesh government Saturday suspended a top ranking official of the IMC.

On the orders of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, IMC Deputy Commissioner Pratap Solanki was placed under suspension. While Solanki has temporarily been attached with the Urban Development Directorate in Bhopal, two members of the civic staff have been dismissed from service, India Today has reported.

The video allegedly shows homeless people, including frail elderly being driven out of the city. A truck of the corporation dropped them near a village in biting cold.

IMC's anti-encroachment squad was seen transporting people - weak and old with just rags and torn bags in their hands - in a truck and dropping them near Shipra village outside Indore city. But villagers protested the move and the staff took the people back into the city.

"I have come to know of the inhuman behaviour of some officials of the Indore Municipal Corporation. The deputy commissioner of IMC and two civic staff have been suspended with immediate effect and the collector has been asked to take due care of the elderly. We will not tolerate mistreatment of the elderly under any circumstance," Chouhan said in a tweet.

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