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Police order investigation after video of policeman beating man inside Atal tunnel goes viral

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An investigation was ordered after Himachal Pradesh police officials were seen beating a man inside the Atal tunnel in a video that has circulated widely on social media.

“One person was from the Border Roads Organization and a policeman from the Himachal Pradesh Police, we have launched an investigation into the matter,” said Kullu Police Superintendent Gaurav Singh.

In the video, seen by HT, the duty officer can be seen kicking the man, who is seen squatting, inside the tunnel as traffic moved slowly forward. The incident is said to have taken place on Saturday.

Authorities said several incidents of vandalism have been reported from the tunnel since it was opened.

“Numerous incidents of tourists dancing to loud music inside the tunnel have been reported to the police. Tourists do not control the speed limits inside the tunnel, ”authorities said.

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