A policeman has been placed under suspension after a video emerged  showing him drunk and extorting money from a street vendor in Ramban .

Head Constable Manawar Hussain  left the District Police Lines without informing  his seniors and was found “misbehaving” with a woman vendor near Bus Stand in Ramban market on Tuesday afternoon, a police official said.

Someone made a video of the incident and uploaded it on social media sites, following which Station House Officer Ramban reached the spot  and took Hussain for a medical examination which confirmed  that he had indeed consumed alcohol, the official said.

The official said Hussain will face strict action as he had damaged  the reputation of the police and committed a gross violation of discipline.

Hussain has been suspended for unauthorized absence from the District Police Lines and  misbehavior, the official said.

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