India should stand with Tewari and his wife kalpana, Yogi Govt should suspend all cops who supported this and if cops stand with black armbands for murder cop, what justice can public get? A week after the murder of Apple employee Vivek Tiwari by a constable, UP police are tackling rebellion in the force’s rank and file, Junior cops are rallying behind the arrested constable, Prashant Chaudhary, citing “freedom of expression” and blaming their senior for not supporting them. Police constable across UP sported black armbands and posted photos on social media in a show of solidarity with suspended constable chaudhary, currently  behind bars as the main accused in Tewari’s murder . As the images went viral, Tewari Window kalpana demanded action against the cops. Initially DGP,O P Sing’s office said most of the pictures morphed or lifted from other place, but later ordered a probe. The call from for the protest was given by two cops-Avinash Phatak and Brajendra Yadav-both of whom were arrested on Friday for “anti-police” activities and inciting other policeman.

The arrests followed their dismissal on Thursday night . In Lucknow, SSP, Kalanidhi Naithani removed three SHOs – Ajay Kumar Yadav from Aliganj, Dharmes kumar Shahi from Guddamba and Parshuram Sing Naka – and suspended three constable- Jitendra Verma (Aliganj), Sumit Kumar (Gudamba) and Gourav Chaudhary (Naka)-for breach of peace. He said the cops in the photographs were being identified and action would be taken against them.

DIG (law and order) Praveen kumar Tripathi said no indiscipline will be tolerated in the force. “We are a disciplined unit and the law is taking its course,” said Tripathi. In Bareilly, constable Neeraj Mathur was attached to police lines for uploading a video against Tewari’s widow Kalpana on social media. A constable in Etah district, Sarvesh Chaudhary, was suspended after he posted a video against his senior for not supporting junior cops.