Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­re­po­er­t­er­desk@hin­dus­tan­times.com ▪

BAREILLY: A day af­ter a woman BJP leader slapped a con­sta­ble in a po­lice post in can­ton­ment area of Bareilly, an FIR was reg­is­tered against her on Wed­nes­day.

“The FIR un­der Sec­tion 186 (ob­struct­ing pub­lic ser­vant in dis­charge of pub­lic func­tion) and other sec­tions is reg­is­tered against one Jy­oti Mishra in Cantt po­lice sta­tion,” con­firmed Ro­hit Singh Sa­jwan, SP (city), Bareilly.

Jy­oti Mishra is an of­fice­bearer in a lo­cal BJP unit. She re­port­edly went to the po­lice post on Tues­day around 9pm to en­sure re­lease of a man de­tained by the cops.

She was ac­com­pa­nied by a group of peo­ple who were said to be fam­ily mem­bers of the de­tainee.

There was re­port­edly an ar­gu­ment be­tween the group and the po­lice team. A CCTV record­ing of the in­ci­dent showed Mishra slap­ping a con­sta­ble, Vipin Chauhan. Peo­ple ac­com­pa­ny­ing Mishra later man­han­dled the con­sta­ble.

Chauhan de­clined to com­ment on the is­sue, say­ing, “I have in­formed my se­niors re­gard­ing the mat­ter. It is up to them to take ac­tion re­gard­ing it.” Jy­oti Mishra could not be reached for a com­ment.

The lo­cal BJP unit ex­tended their sup­port for Mishra. “Yeh kriya ki pratikriya hai (It is a re­ac­tion of an ac­tion). The po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tion is work­ing against BJP and lo­cal pop­u­la­tion. Po­lice are in­cit­ing BJP work­ers to take a tough stand against them,” said Umesh Kathe­ria, dis­trict pres­i­dent of BJP, main­tain­ing that “BJP work­ers can never at­tack a po­lice of­fi­cer.”

Kathe­ria claimed that he sent a re­port re­gard­ing the mat­ter to the party’s high com­mand and sought ac­tion against the con­sta­ble.

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