Chinese man throwing money at police: Two cops ‘withdrawn’
Published: 03:45 PM, 22 January 2022
The video circulated on social media on January 18 showed that a Chinese citizen was expressing his anger towards a traffic police officer by throwing money for stopping his car; Photo: Collected
Two policemen have been “withdrawn” In the incident of a Chinese citizen throwing money at the traffic police in the capital. They have been attached to the Deputy Commissioner’s office for “investigation”, confirmed DMP's Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shahed Al Masood.
However, the Chinese citizen has “expressed his regret” in writing about the incident of throwing money at a traffic police officer during the checkups of vehicle documents, he told the media on Thursday.
Meanwhile, two members of the traffic police along with the concerned sergeant have been withdrawn in the interest of proper investigation of the incident.
Shahed Al Masood, DC of the Tejgaon Traffic Division, said “the Chinese national said police did not ask him for money. He lost his temper and threw the money away – which he should not have done. Such information has also been revealed in the preliminary investigation. Even after that, two traffic members have been removed from their posts due to a complaint. After receiving the investigation report of this incident, further action will be taken accordingly”.
Earlier, a video of a foreigner throwing money at the police was widely circulated on social media. It shows that the Chinese citizen was expressing his anger towards a traffic police officer. At one point, he said, “you want money? I give you this.” After that, he was seen throwing money.
The video is said to be from the RAOWA Club area under Tejgaon Traffic Division in the capital. The video was recorded on January 18 and shared on Facebook-YouTube, many said that “the foreigner got angry when the police stopped the car and demanded money”. However, the driver of the car said no money was asked.