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UP Typist Says 'Not Scared Of Death' After Receiving Threat Call For 'Getting Cop Suspended'

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| September 22 , 2015 , 09:19 IST
[caption id="attachment_127756" align="aligncenter" width="700"]lucknow-typewriter-smashed Combo of picture that went viral on social media.[/caption] After a police sub-inspector was suspended for stamping on his typewriter with his boots, the photos of which went viral on social media, the 65-year-old typist Kishan Kumar on Monday allegedly got a call from an anonymous person saying he "had not done a good thing". According to reports in local media, Kumar has now been provided police security. He was provided pick and drop from his place of work by Lucknow police. ALSO READ: Cop Who Abused 65-Year-Old Man, Broke His Typewriter Suspended "Man who called was not from UP, but he said that he is a cop. I am not scared. Death comes when it does," said Krishan Kumar. Lucknow SSP Rajesh Pandey said that the call seemed to be made via Internet. He also confirmed that police protection has been provided to We have provided Kumar. "The call was received by Kishan Kumar this afternoon and, prima facie, it appeared to have been made through Internet calling," said SHO Hazratganj, Vijay Mal Yadav. The caller told Kumar "he had not done a good thing" but hung up when the typist wanted to know who was calling, Yadav said, adding that it was probing the matter and the necessary security will be provided to Kumar. Kumar had occupied a spot on the pavement outside General Post Office (GPO) for 35 years, offering his services as a typist. On the pretext of a "security movement", in-charge of the Secretariat Police outpost, Sub-Inspector Pradeep Kumar, had crushed his typewriter under his boots. As the pictures of the incident went viral on social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asked senior officers to suspend the errant cop and provide a new typewriter to Kumar. An inquiry, to be headed by the Circle Officer, Alambagh, was also ordered. The typist, meanwhile, has asked the chief minister to spare the errant sub-inspector. "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," he had said. Besides the chief minister, who announced Rs 1 lakh for Kumar, a large numer of people have extended a helping hand to the elderly typist following the incident. (With PTI Inputs) ALSO READ: Video: Mumbai Woman Drinks Beer Inside Police Station, Abuses, Threatens Cops