- Officer Gagandeep Singh responded to alerts about trouble in an area
- Activists had been heckling a couple
- Video shows a man surrounded by an angry, shouting crowd
On Tuesday, the officer, Gagandeep Singh, had responded to alerts about trouble in an area near a prominent temple in Ramnagar, where a group was attacking a Muslim man seen with his Hindu girlfriend.
Ramnagar town is not far from the popular Jim Corbett national park.
According to reports, pro-Hindu activists started heckling the couple.
The clip has drawn numerous reactions on Twitter, with many posts calling the officer a hero.
Sikh cop in Dehradun saves a Muslim man from a rabid violent mob https://t.co/Hi5UlNwX67NoToSilence (@akdwaaz) May 24, 2018
This is doing duty. Instead of letting mob be
Bravo!! Sikh cop confronted a whole Hindutva swarm to save a Muslim from being lynched. https://t.co/HqYnSkHPeGSanam Sutirath Wazir (@sanamwazir) May 24, 2018
It was heartening to see on Youtube the videos of a brave young Sikh police officer, Gagandeep Singh, saving the life of a Muslim youth who may have been lynched by a frenzied Hindutva mob had it not been for the courageous intervention of Gagandeep.Markandey Katju (@mkatju) May 25, 2018
The couple under attack was taken to the police station, where the woman was handed over to her parents.