Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday suspended an Indore Municipal Corporation official after videos of homeless people being driven out of the city and dropped near a village in biting cold went viral on social media.
As the municipal staff started ‘dumping’ the elderly people on the Indore-Dewas border, the locals gathered on the spot to oppose the inhuman act. As the locals started questioning them and making videos of the act, the municipal employees were left unnerved. In a haste, they quickly helped the elderly people back on the vehicle and left the scene.
In no time the video went viral on social media, and netizens started hurling angry comments at IMC which is credited with the distinction of making Indore, the cleanest city in the country.
Congress working president Jitu Patwari also shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “Ma Ahilya’s city is shamed.”
Later on, two contractual workers in charge of a night shelter, Vishwas Vajpayee and Brajesh Lashkari, were suspended by the municipal corporation.
Meanwhile, IMC Addl Commissioner Abhay Rajangaonkar claimed that it was a video in which the municipal employees were taking the homeless people to the night shelter from public places as the temperature had dropped in the city. He denied that the elderly people were dropped on the city border.