New Delhi: Gorakhpur Police is currently under the radar of internet trolls and being mocked online after it posted a digitally altered photo on their Twitter account on Sunday. In the edited image, a police constable and a murder accused can be seen standing beside each other with photoshopped masks on their faces.Also Read - In True Filmy Style, Mangaluru Policeman Nabs Mobile Phone Thief After Dramatic Chase | Watch

The photo started facing flak online after the police department posted a photo with the caption that a murder accused was nabbed within 24 hours of the crime. The photo was posted at a time when physical distancing and wearing face masks is made compulsory in India owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In Uttar Pradesh, a fine of Rs 500 is also being imposed on people for not wearing a mask. Also Read - Sunny Leone Plays With Sharks, Poses With Them in Dangerously Stunning Pics From Maldives

And, to keep up with the guidelines, the police team posted the edited image, but, netizens could not stop themselves from trolling the team for this act. As soon as netizens started trolling the police department for the altered image, the team deleted the photo. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill Shares Stunning Photos From New Shoot With Dabboo Ratnani, Wears Black LBD With Feathers

Speaking on the issue, senior police officials said that an officer of the rank of Additional SP had been asked to investigate the matter and action will be taken against those responsible.

“It was a genuine mistake from the side of the constable, who tried to correct his mistake of not wearing a mask, but did not know that he was making it worse. After coming to know about the incident I even called the concerned constable and questioned him. He said it was a genuine mistake and started crying. He accepted that he made a mistake. However, I asked an Additional SP-level official to investigate the matter. Action will be taken as required,” said Gorakhpur DIG Jogendra Kumar.