UP CM Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 1 lakh aid for elderly typist who images went viral

Lucknow: After suspending sub-inspector who smashed the typewriter of an elderly man, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs one lakh for him.

"CM Akhilesh Yadav has announced financial assistance of rupees one lakh to Krishnaji to meet his needs, based on the report of DM Lucknow," tweeted the CM office.

 UP CM Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 1 lakh aid for elderly typist who images went viral

The typist being presented with a new typewriter. Image Credit Twitter @CMOfficeUP

Krishna Kumar (65) had been sitting on the pavement outside the General Post Office (GPO) working as the typist for the last 35 years.

On pretext of "security movement", Incharge of the Secretariat Police outpost Sub Inspector Pradeep Kumar asked Krishna to vacate the place on Saturday and even crushed the latter's typewriter under his boots.

As the pictures of the incident went viral on the social media, the CM asked senior officers to suspend the errant cop and provide a new typewriter to the victim.

On his directive, SSP Rajesh Pandey suspended the SI and ordered an inquiry to be headed by the Circle Officer, Alambagh.

Later, District Magistrate Rajshekhar and SSP Pandey visited Kumar's house and handed over a new typewriter to him.

The typist has asked the CM to spare the errant cop.

"I am of his father's age. The SI has committed a mistake, but the CM should also forgive him as he has realised his mistake.

Meanwhile, a large number of people have offered financial assistance to the typist.

PTI

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Updated Date: Sep 21, 2015 15:37:47 IST