A shocking video of a Traffic Sergeant beating up and kicking a traffic violator in Kolkata has come to light.

The incident reportedly took place in Russell Street, one of the busiest streets in the city.

According to India Today, the man was allegedly unlocking and then stealing a clamp placed in the rear tyre of his vehicle. While the rule book says a Traffic Sergeant can clamp the vehicle if found not parked rightly or has done any traffic violation, the cop lost his cool and used force on the man.

A video uploaded by the channel shows the cop punching and kicking the man, and banging him against the car.

The channel reported that the Kolkata police were looking into the incident had had sought the footage for examination, promising an inquiry.

Watch the video here:

Meanwhile, the incident has drawn flak from people.

"In my 36 years of practise as a senior advocate, I have never experienced such an incident. The custodian of law, who is the law maker is becoming the law breaker. It is not only unethical but also unconstitutional. The police officer harassed the person in open day light. By himself breaking the law he is encouraging the common people and the criminals," human rights activist and senior advocate Subrata Mukherjee told India Today.

Feature image: Video screenshot